Damage to temporary Gaza pier built by US leads to aid suspension

The US Defense Department says some humanitarian aid deliveries to the Gaza Strip have been suspended, due to damage to a floating pier that was caused by rough weather. The United States installed the temporary pier.

Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters on Tuesday that a portion of the pier had separated from the rest of the structure. The pier is currently anchored to Gaza's coast.

Singh said the pier will be removed and repaired. She noted that the process will take more than a week.

Singh added that over 1,000 metric tons of aid has been delivered to Gaza via the pier, since it became operational on May 17.