US President Joe Biden will visit Israel tomorrow. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced this early today from Tel Aviv. US President Joe Biden said on Monday that the terrorist organization Hamas does not represent all the people of Palestine.
Biden said that Hamas should be completely destroyed. He warned that Israeli occupation of Gaza would be a big mistake. In his statement, Biden said he supports a humanitarian corridor that would allow people to leave Gaza and provide humanitarian aid, including food and water. https://x.com/POTUS/status/1714090576076038360?s=20
He said he was confident that Israel was acting under the rules of war. His statement comes amid criticism of Israel for disregarding all international rules after the conflict began.
Meanwhile, EU leaders are expected to hold an emergency summit today. This summit is taking place due to increasing tension after the war broke out between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The conflict could escalate internal sectarian tensions in Europe and drive many refugees to seek asylum. The meeting is also being held to work together with other countries in the region to provide assistance to citizens and prevent the spread of tension.
Today is the 11th day of war between Israel and Hamas. This war may escalate further. The death toll in Israel has increased to 1400. More than 2800 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza. The total number of dead on both sides has reached approximately 4200.
Amid rising tensions, the Pentagon is increasing the deployment of US troops in the Middle East to prevent war in the region. US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin said the United States has ordered the deployment of the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, along with a second aircraft carrier, Eisenhower, to the eastern Mediterranean to deal with attacks against Israel.
The US Air Force is also increasing the deployment of F-16, A-10 and F-15E ground-based combat aircraft squadrons in the Persian Gulf region. US officials said the deployment of additional forces could prevent Iran, Syria or Iran-backed proxy groups such as Hezbollah from getting involved in the conflict.
People from Egypt and Jordan, Israel and Palestine’s nearest neighbors, are crossing the borders in large numbers due to fears of displacement and instability.
On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Moscow wants to help prevent humanitarian disaster in Gaza. In a statement, the Kremlin said Putin wanted to work toward ending the Palestine-Israel conflict. They want a peaceful solution to this war through political and diplomatic means.