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Press Release | June 8, 2024

CENTCOM Statement Regarding IDF Rescue Operations Today


June 8, 2024
Release Number 20240608-01

TAMPA, Fla. – The humanitarian pier facility, including its equipment, personnel, and assets were not used in the operation to rescue hostages today in Gaza.  An area south of the facility was used by the Israelis to safely return the hostages to Israel.  Any such claim to the contrary is false.  The temporary pier on the coast of Gaza was put in place for one purpose only, to help move additional, urgently needed lifesaving assistance into Gaza.