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To: Les H who wrote (42518)6/15/2024 10:49:58 AM
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Defense spending bill would defund Biden’s Gaza pier
By Bryant Harris

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced its fiscal 2025 defense spending bill while adding a provision that would eliminate the military’s makeshift pier off the coast of the Gaza Strip, which has struggled to deliver an adequate level of humanitarian aid to Palestinians facing famine-like conditions.

The committee voted 34-25 along party lines to send the $833 billion bill to the House floor with Democrats objecting to the provision that would shut down the pier, which will cost anywhere between $230 and $320 million according to Pentagon estimates.

The pier may only come back to stage another raid like the Nuseirat massacre.

"At the end of the attack, an Israeli helicopter used to escort the hostages out of Gaza was seen parked on the beach next to the pier, calling into question whether the pier was being used for military purposes."
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