Air Force One carrying US President Joe Biden landed in Israel. About it reported Sky News channel.
According to the channel, the US President “will try to prevent the war from escalating into an even larger conflict, but this task is complicated by the indignation that has gripped the Middle East.” Biden is scheduled to hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.
Sky News notes that Biden was also scheduled to visit Jordan, but the meeting with Arab leaders was canceled when the American president left Washington.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says Biden will visit Israel reported 17 October. The purpose of the visit was said to be “to demonstrate our continued support for Israel in the face of the brutal terrorist attack by Hamas and to discuss further steps.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has already visited Israel twice amid the worsening Palestinian-Israeli conflict. His first visit took place on October 12, four days after visiting several Arab countries, he returned to Israel. Speaking in Israel, Blinken said Washington and Tel Aviv had agreed to prepare a plan to provide humanitarian assistance to the residents of Gaza.
On October 16, the Ynet portal wrote that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky wanted visit Israel with Blinken, but he was strongly advised not to do so as now was “not the right time.”
On October 7, the Palestinian group Hamas attacked Israel. In response, the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Iron Swords. The Israeli government announced that the country had entered a state of war. The Israeli military regularly attacks Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. According to the latest information, more than 3,000 Palestinians and 1,400 Israelis have become victims of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.