Who would have believed it? Aid coming through Biden’s Gaza pier already being stolen

Critics pointed out that there were major shortcomings with President Joe Biden’s floating pier in Gaza and they have been proven right about one thing.

The temporary structure, a $320 million sop to Muslim voters in Michigan, officially opened for business last week with it being reported that the humanitarian aid that was to be delivered to presumably starving Gazans never made it to the UN warehouse, instead the contents were stolen along the way.

“Reuters is reporting that most of the aid coming into Gaza from the U.S. military’s pier since Saturday was stolen by Palestinians as it made its journey to the UN’s warehouse in nearby Deir El Balah, “Reuters Military & Intelligence Correspondent Phil Stewart said in a Monday post to the X social media platform.

“11 trucks out of 16 trucks were cleaned out on Saturday. No deliveries on Sunday or Monday,” he reported, confirming the suspicions of those who accurately predicted that the aid would end up in the hands of Hamas before it got to the allegedly empty bellies of Palestinians.

Biden announced the construction of the pier to the country during his State of the Union address in March.

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“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 said. “This temporary pier would enable a massive increase in the amount of humanitarian assistance getting into Gaza every day.”

X users expressed their complete lack of surprise at the entirely predictable news.

“They’ve not seen trucks for a while,” an unnamed United Nations official told Reuters. “They just basically mounted on the trucks and helped themselves to some of the food parcels.”

“We need to make sure that the necessary security and logistical arrangements are in place before we proceed,” the official said.

Chris Donaldson

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