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Press Release | June 20, 2024

U.S. Central Command personnel reestablish temporary pier in Gaza to deliver humanitarian assistance


June 20,2024
Release Number 20240620-02

TAMPA, Fla. – At approximately 8:52 a.m. (Gaza time) June 19, United States Central Command (U.S. CENTCOM) personnel supporting the mission to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians, re-anchored the temporary pier to the beach in Gaza.

The temporary pier had been relocated to avoid forecasted high seas and to ensure the structural integrity of the pier and safety of our service members. At no time during this event did U.S. troops enter Gaza.

Trucks carrying humanitarian assistance across the temporary pier began delivery again today, June 20, and approximately 656 metric tons (1.4 million pounds) of aid were delivered to the beach in Gaza. This is the largest single day delivery of aid to date.

To date, over 4,160 metric tons (9.1 million pounds) of humanitarian aid have been delivered from the pier to the marshaling area where they can be collected by humanitarian organizations for onward delivery.