Three US soldiers hurt, one critically, on Gaza pier

“The ‘Gaza pier’ is an incredibly stupid idea by Biden and more Americans will get injured or killed,” wrote Sen. Eric Schmitt.

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Gaza
Humanitarian aid delivered to Palestinians via the temporary pier in Gaza, May 2024. Credit: U.S. Central Command.
Humanitarian aid delivered to Palestinians via the temporary pier in Gaza, May 2024. Credit: US Central Command.

Three US soldiers reportedly sustained non-combat injuries on the temporary pier off the coast of Gaza on Thursday.

The US military didn’t comment on one of the soldiers, who was taken to a local hospital reportedly with critical injuries. The other two, reportedly, sustained a sprained ankle and a back injury.

“The ‘Gaza pier’ is an incredibly stupid idea by Biden and more Americans will get injured or killed,” wrote Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.).

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) wrote that “America should not be the port authority of Gaza.”

Earlier in the day, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called the pier “a disaster and a waste of money.”

“Joe Biden is putting our troops in serious danger to please the pro-Hamas wing of his party,” Cotton wrote.

Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, deputy commander of Central Command, told reporters on Thursday that “one of the service members was on a ship” but “did not provide details on the other two,” the Associated Press reported.

The AP added that, per Cooper, “two of the troops had already returned to duty, while a third was receiving care at an Israeli hospital.”

Senior US officials have said that no US boots would be on the ground in Gaza as part of the operation. The pier reportedly cost $320 million.

With reporting by JNS.

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One response to “Three US soldiers hurt, one critically, on Gaza pier”

  1. Vernon Ryan says:

    Typical democrat, throwing away tax payers money to appease and enrich their leftist donors.

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