US military considering taking down Gaza aid pier amid weather concerns — report

The image provided by US Central Command shows American and Israeli forces placing the Trident Pier on the coast of Gaza Strip on May 16, 2024. (US Central Command via AP)
The image provided by US Central Command shows American and Israeli forces placing the Trident Pier on the coast of Gaza Strip on May 16, 2024. (US Central Command via AP)

The US military is reportedly considering temporarily dismantling its floating pier off the coast of Gaza amid concerns over sea conditions, weeks after it was damaged by bad weather.

CNN cites US officials as saying a decision on whether to move the pier to the Israeli port of Ashdod will be made today.

The US military-built pier, designed to carry aid into Gaza by boat amid the ongoing war, was reconnected to the beach in the Strip last week after it broke apart in storms and rough seas.

The section that connects to the beach in Gaza, the causeway, was rebuilt nearly two weeks after heavy storms damaged it and abruptly halted what had already been a troubled delivery route.

Agencies contributed to this report.

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