TEL AVIV: US President Joe Biden can pay a solidarity go to to Israel on Wednesday (Oct 18) following the Hamas assaults, Secretary of State Antony Blinken introduced, as he additionally mentioned Israel and Washington had agreed to develop a plan for help to Gaza.
Blinken spoke after meeting for nearly eight hours at the defence ministry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the highest US diplomat’s second go to for the reason that October 7 assaults by Hamas.
“The president will reaffirm United States solidarity with Israel and our ironclad dedication to its safety,” Blinken mentioned early Tuesday in Tel Aviv.
“Israel has the correct and certainly the obligation to defend its folks from Hamas and different terrorists and to forestall future assaults,” Blinken mentioned.
Biden “will hear from Israel what it must defend his folks as we proceed to work with Congress to satisfy these wants,” he mentioned.
Blinken mentioned that america additionally secured assurances from Israel on working to carry foreign assistance into the impoverished and blockaded Gaza Strip as Israel prepares a ground offensive against the Hamas-ruled territory.
Biden hopes to “hear from Israel the way it will conduct its operations in a means that minimises civilian casualties and enables humanitarian assistance to flow to civilians in Gaza in a means that doesn’t profit Hama,” Blinken mentioned.
“At our request, america and Israel have agreed to develop a plan that can allow humanitarian help from donor nations and multilateral organizations to succeed in civilians in Gaza,” Blinken mentioned.
He mentioned the 2 sides have been discussing the “chance of making areas to assist preserve civilians out of hurt’s means.”