US President Joe Biden will visit Israel on October 18. About it reported White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“President Joe Biden will travel to Israel on Wednesday, October 18, to demonstrate his continued support for Israel in the face of the brutal Hamas terrorist attack and to discuss next steps,” the statement said.
The American leader will then visit Jordan, where he is scheduled to meet with the country’s King Abdullah II bin Hussein, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In particular, the leaders will discuss the humanitarian needs of civilians in the Gaza Strip.
Amid the worsening Palestinian-Israeli conflict, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has already visited Israel twice. 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 7, the Palestinian group Hamas attacked Israel. In response, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched Operation Iron Swords, and the Israeli government announced that the country had entered a state of war. Since then, the Israeli military has regularly attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. According to the latest data, the death toll during the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has exceeded 4,000 people, more than half of them are Palestinians.