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A ship built in Gaza was damaged, and humanitarian aid stopped

A ship built in Gaza was damaged, and humanitarian aid stopped

– / AFP Satellite image of a ship docked in Gaza.

– / AFP

Satellite image of a ship docked in Gaza.

International – Bad weather involved. The US Department of Defense announced on Tuesday (May 28) that the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza via a US-built temporary ship has been suspended after the facility was damaged by weather.

The United States, Israel’s main military backer, grounded the ship in mid-May off the coast of Gaza in the face of severe Israeli restrictions on land aid to the Palestinian territory, which has been ravaged by more than seven months of war.

“The reconstruction and repair of the ship will take at least more than a week”, Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh announced during a press conference. The bridge will be dismantled, taken to Ashdod, Israel for repairs and then reinstalled in Gaza, the agency details. Associated Press.

Risk of starvation

“Once the repair and reconstruction of the ship is complete, the aim is to re-dock the temporary vessel off the coast of Gaza and resume humanitarian aid to the people most in need.”She added.

An alternative deemed insufficient by humanitarians, the American ship did not suffer its first setback. On Saturday, four U.S. military boats used for the cruise sunk into the sea due to one cause “Robust Sea”According to US Military Middle East Command (CENTCOM).

According to the United Nations, 2.4 million residents of the Gaza Strip have been displaced by fighting and bombing, and are food insecure with the risk of large-scale famine.

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