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Biden Orders Construction of Temporary Pier on Gaza’s Coast

March 8, 2024 (EIRNS)—During his State of the Union speech last night, President Joe Biden announced that he had ordered the U.S. military to build a temporary dock in Gaza for the purpose of landing humanitarian relief supplies in Gaza. He did not, however, announce the end of U.S. arms transfers to Israel. In fact, he treated Israel’s war in Gaza as if it were a legitimate response to the Hamas attack of Oct. 7, not the campaign of genocide that it is, showing his concerns about civilian deaths to be the crocodile tears that they are.

“Hamas could end this conflict today by releasing the hostages, laying down arms, and surrendering those responsible for Oct. 7th,” Biden said. “Israel has an added burden because Hamas hides and operates among the civilian population. But Israel also has a fundamental responsibility to protect innocent civilians in Gaza.”

“Tonight, I’m directing the U.S. military to lead an emergency mission to establish a temporary pier in the Mediterranean on the Gaza coast that can receive large ships carrying food, water, medicine and temporary shelters,” Biden announced. “No U.S. boots will be on the ground. This temporary pier would enable a massive increase in the amount of humanitarian assistance getting into Gaza every day.”

“But Israel must also do its part,” he went on. “Israel must allow more aid into Gaza and ensure that humanitarian workers aren’t caught in the crossfire.”

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