US soldier in critical condition at Israeli hospital after being hurt during Gaza aid pier op

One of the three US soldiers who suffered non-combat injuries during the Gaza aid pier operation is in critical condition at an Israeli hospital, a US defense official tells Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The service member was medically evacuated to the hospital after being injured on a ship at sea, according to US Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, the deputy commander of US Central Command. The other two troops, one of whom Cooper said sustained a sprained ankle and the other a minor back injury, have since returned to duty.

The injuries are the first for US forces during the latest operation to bring humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza, amid the war between Israel and Hamas.

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