President Biden stated in an online statement that he is collaborating with several nations, including Israel and the UN, to lessen the humanitarian effects of the Hamas strikes.
“The U.S. is working with the governments of Israel, Egypt, Jordan — and with the UN — to surge support to ease the humanitarian consequences of Hamas’s attack, create conditions needed to resume the flow of assistance, and advocate for the upholding of the law of war,” Biden said in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
Following Hamas’ invasion of Israel last week, Biden previously reaffirmed U.S. support for Israel in its conflict with the Palestinian militant organisation. He told Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, that the United States is prepared to provide “all appropriate means of support.”
In keeping with Biden’s pledge to support Israel in its fight, a second shipment of American guns and ammunition arrived in that country on Friday.
After the initial assault, Israel cut off Gaza’s access to necessities like food, water, gasoline, and medical care. Due to the incident, Gaza’s entry point into Egypt was also blocked.
Prior to a potential ground invasion, the Israel Defence Force gave 1 million people of Gaza City 24 hours to leave. People started to move southward, but many officials worry that it won’t be possible for that many people to leave in that short of a time.
Biden has come under heat from a number of progressive politicians on Israel’s response to the assaults. The organisation denounced the unexpected strike by Hamas and expressed “deep concern” about Israel’s retaliation.
More than 2,800 lives have reportedly been lost in the war on both sides.