Gaza War: The United States says the floating aid dock will operate “within days”

Gaza War: The United States says the floating aid dock will operate “within days”

Smaller US military ships, capable of carrying between five and 15 truckloads of aid, then transfer it to a floating bridge several hundred meters long, anchored to the beach in Gaza.

Trucks will drive along the bridge before delivering aid at the marshaling yard on the beach.

Vice Admiral Cooper said that the United Nations, primarily the World Food Programme, would be responsible for distributing the aid.

Later, NBC quoted US officials as saying The US Army began withdrawing the two JLOTS aircraft from the Israeli port of Ashdod on Wednesday afternoon, external.

They added that the system will be installed 3 to 5 miles (5-8 kilometers) off the coast of Gaza, and the bridge will be connected to the beach overnight, with deliveries starting 24 to 48 hours after installation.

In a separate statement, externalNearly 100 tons of British aid, consisting of 8,400 “shelter cover kits” (temporary shelters made of plastic sheeting) left Cyprus on Wednesday, bound for the temporary dock, the British Foreign Office said.

“We are leading international efforts with the United States and Cyprus to establish a maritime aid corridor. The first shipment of British aid from Cyprus today to the temporary dock off Gaza represents an important moment in increasing this flow,” Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.

UN officials say there has been significant coordination with the United States about operating JLOTS, but they have persistent concerns about how it will operate, whether it will bring what is needed to Gaza, and whether it will prove safe for aid. Workers and Gazans alike.

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Some privately describe it as a high-tech distraction from what is really needed: properly functioning aid crossings and a safe distribution system throughout the Gaza Strip.

US officials who briefed reporters emphasized that the joint action plan aims to enhance existing efforts to bring aid to Gaza, not replace it.

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