Hours from now in Wednesday, American President is scheduled to visit Israel to assist that country’s campaign against Hamas. According to Biden’s office, Israeli Prime Minister has consented to allow supplies to enter the beleaguered Gazans.
Israel has pledged to completely destroy the Hamas organization, which rules Gaza, in response to the 1,300 deaths caused by Hamas forces in Israel. The worst day in Israel’s seven-decade history occurred on October 7 during a secret assault across southern Israeli villages.
Over 2,800 Palestinians have died as a result of Israel’s bombardment on the Gazan city zones. One-fourth of the victims were kids. The homes of over half of Gaza’s residents, over one million people, have been destroyed.
Yesterday, a large number of trucks delivering essential goods for Gaza rolled toward the Rafah gate in Egypt. There was not an obvious sign that they would be permitted to get in, despite the fact that it is the sole gateway to the coastal area that is not under Israeli control.
After many hours of negotiations with the prime minister, U.S. Secretary of State made the announcement about Biden’s upcoming trip. Netanyahu, Antony Blinken claimed, had consented to create a strategy to get supplies to Gaza’s population.
US president “hears from Israel what it needs to defend its people,” according to Blinken. He will also be informed of Israel’s plans for conducting operations with the least amount of harm to civilians. The shipment of humanitarian supplies into Gaza to aid people is being discussed.
Biden Visit; Other Agenda
The US is also attempting to mobilize Arab nations in order to prevent a larger regional conflict. Tehran has already warned about “preemptive action” from its partners, including the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. Biden is scheduled to visit Jordan after Israel and talk with King Abdullah of Jordan and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian president.
Meeting Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, will also be part of the visit. Abbas has some autonomy in the West Bank, which is under Israeli occupation, but he lost authority over Gaza to Hamas15 years ago. The PA charged Israel with committing ethnic cleansing and genocidal acts in Gaza yesterday.
On another front, the battle has been more intense along Israel’s north borders with Lebanon. The battles there were the bloodiest since the two sides last engaged in a full-scale war back in 2006.
Yesterday, the Israeli army claimed to have killed four individuals who had attempted to enter the border to bury bombs. Four individuals were reportedly killed by Israeli bombardment close to the town of Alma Al-Shaab on the Lebanese side of the border, according to security officials in Beirut.
28 Israeli communities close to the Lebanese border were forced to leave a day earlier. Iran has praised the assaults by Hamas on Israel as its right to defend its lands. Tehran, though, denies having any involvement in the strikes. According to the Iranian foreign minister, “preemptive action” against Israel would be done in the upcoming hours.
Additionally, violence has increased in the West Bank, where is also under Israel occupation. Before the Hamas strikes from Gaza, it was already experiencing the most severe unrest in long years.