America in the Middle East

PIER PROBLEMS: Gaza Aid Pier Once Again Shut Down, 'Concerned About the Safety'

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.10.24

President Biden’s aid pier in Gaza has been shut down once again, just two days after it was reopened after suffering severe weather damage. This time, the pier has been shut down due to safety concerns.

The United Nations (UN) World Food Program (WFP) said Sunday it was suspending aid deliveries.

“Right now we’re paused,”  Cindy McCain, director of the WFP, told CBS on Sunday, according to the AP. “I’m concerned about the safety of our people after the incident yesterday. We also, two of our warehouses, the warehouse complex were rocketed yesterday.”

“We’ve stepped back for the moment… to make sure that we’re on safe terms and on safe ground before we’ll restart. But the rest of the country is operational,” McCain said, referring to the organization’s other aid delivery operations in Gaza. “We’re doing … everything we can in the north and the south.”

From The Daily Caller:

The pier has been plagued with problems since it was constructed in May by the U.S. military. A stint of bad weather and choppy seas broke the pier apart and rendered it non-operational in late May, forcing aid deliveries through the channel to halt while repairs were conducted.

The pier was fixed and anchored to the shores of Gaza on Friday. The WFP’s decision is a setback for the Biden administration’s goal to deliver at least 90 truckloads of aid per day from the pier.

There have also been concerns that U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces — which are operating the pier — are in danger due to the environmental and conflict risks in Gaza. Three U.S. troops were injured during pier operations in May, with one sustaining critical injuries.

Four Army vessels supporting the pier were also unmoored during a storm, with two ending up on the shores of Gaza and two others floating north and beaching in Israel.

Recent, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz took to the House floor to blast the pier project, calculating the exorbitant costs of keeping the pier functoinal.

“The Biden administration’s pier in Gaza has been a debacle! At a cost of $320 MILLION, we can only use it to deliver 7,000 metric tons of food. This means EACH POUND costs American taxpayers $20,730 dollars! Remember that the next time you think your grocery bills are too high under Joe Biden,” Gaetz posted on X along with a clip of his House floor speech.

More over at The Daily Caller:

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