STORY: :: Israeli video said to show aid trucks

arriving in Gaza via a U.S.-built floating pier

:: May 23, 2024

:: Near Gaza Coast

COGAT is an Israeli Defence Ministry agency tasked with coordinating aid deliveries into Palestinian territories.

Reuters was able to confirm the location from the terrain layout which matched satellite imagery of the area. Reuters was not able to independently verify the date the video was filmed.

COGAT said they were working in cooperation with the Israeli navy and the U.S. to operate the pier adding that on Wednesday (May 22) "27 trucks containing 371 pallets," were transported to the logistics centers of international aid agencies.

Israel is retaliating against Hamas in Gaza - an enclave of 2.3 million people - over a brutal Oct. 7 attack by the Palestinian militants.

Aid access into southern Gaza has been disrupted since Israel stepped up military operations in Rafah, a move that the U.N. says has forced 900,000 people to flee and has raised tensions with Egypt.