The United States confirms the arrival of first aid trucks via the Gaza sidewalk

The US military confirmed that the first aid shipment via a temporary dock off Gaza had reached the shore.

US Central Command confirmed in a post on the X website that aid trucks began moving to the beach at around 0900 local time (0700 GMT).

“This is an ongoing multinational effort to provide additional assistance to Palestinian civilians in Gaza via a sea corridor that is entirely humanitarian in nature,” the post said, adding that no US forces had reached shore.

The United States began building the floating base weeks ago to facilitate the delivery of aid to Gaza while Israel continues its military campaign against Hamas.

It was reported on Wednesday that Hundreds of tons of aid have arrived in CyprusThe sorting process takes place before loading them onto ships for delivery to the dock.

Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, deputy commander of US Central Command, said commercial ships would collect the pallets from Cyprus and deliver them to a floating platform moored several kilometers off the coast of Gaza.

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

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

The authorities said that the United Nations, primarily the World Food Programme, would be responsible for distributing the aid.

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