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BumRushDaShow

(134,216 posts)
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 05:52 AM Jul 10

The Latest US-built aid pier in Gaza will reopen for a few days, then be removed permanently

Source: AP

Updated 6:52 PM EDT, July 9, 2024


The pier built by the U.S. military to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza will get reinstalled Wednesday to be used for several days, but then the plan is to pull it out permanently, several U.S. officials said. It would deal the final blow to a project long plagued by bad weather, security uncertainties and difficulties getting food into the hands of starving Palestinians.

Heavy Israeli bombardments pounded Gaza City on Tuesday, driving thousands of Palestinians to flee and forcing medical facilities to shut down because of the latest offensive in the territory’s north. And in southern Gaza, an apparent Israeli airstrike on a school-turned-shelter killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said.

Hamas has warned that Israel’s expanding military operations in Gaza City and the displacement of thousands of residents could have “disastrous repercussions” for talks aimed at a cease-fire and the release of Israeli hostages.

Israel launched the war in Gaza after Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, in which militants stormed into southern Israel, killed some 1,200 people — mostly civilians — and abducted about 250.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/israel-hamas-war-latest-07-09-2024-15ff481cbd52e8cbe1ffa17dc78e094f

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The Latest US-built aid pier in Gaza will reopen for a few days, then be removed permanently (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Jul 10 OP
Perhaps many don't realize the true purpose of the pier building Bernardo de La Paz Jul 10 #1
We have lots of beaches and other forms of coastline. Igel Jul 10 #2
Because of the issues with the air drops BumRushDaShow Jul 10 #3
Yeah, that's apt. It's not like Israel hasn't been our proxy for decades. n/t malthaussen Jul 10 #4

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,914 posts)
1. Perhaps many don't realize the true purpose of the pier building
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 06:06 AM
Jul 10

I think the true purpose was to test the military capabilities of temporary pier building in modern warfare beachheads. Think Normandy invasion 1944.

Proxy wars test military hardware and training in modern environments that didn't exist when systems were initially planned.

Igel

(35,765 posts)
2. We have lots of beaches and other forms of coastline.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 06:17 AM
Jul 10

As does Europe.

Some political advisor had an idea. Somebody important said it was great. Optics.

BumRushDaShow

(134,216 posts)
3. Because of the issues with the air drops
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:29 AM
Jul 10

and border closings for land transport, it was an "option" that was tried and obviously exposed the limitations for that particular location.

The original intent was for it to only be "temporary" for 90 days, but between the looters, the nearby firefights, and of course the weather, the option, as configured, did not pan out as hoped.

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