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President Biden Heads to Israel to Address Gaza Humanitarian Crisis

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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President Joe Biden travels to Israel with the mission of supporting its fight against Hamas while addressing the mounting humanitarian crisis in Gaza. US secretary of state Antony Blinken emphasized the importance of Biden's visit, saying it's a "critical moment for Israel, for the region, and for the world." Biden aims to re-engage his commitment to Israel's security while looking forward to helping civilians in Gaza.

Efforts to deliver aid to Gaza have been challenged, and the UN has called the situation a growing humanitarian crisis. There is increasing pressure to free hostages held in Gaza, including US and other foreign nationals.

Temperatures have risen, with Iran warning of possible "pre-emptive" attacks by Islamist insurgents on Israel. The whole region is on the brink of wide-ranging conflicts in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war.

He has a scheduled itinerary that includes talks with the leaders of Jordan and Egypt. The US warns Iran against any escalation of the conflict as two US aircraft carrier strike groups are assigned to curb aggression by Iran and Hezbollah.

Heavy rocket fire has pounded Israel since the attack by Hamas on October 7. Over 2,750 Palestinians have been killed in the violence, which has seen heavy casualties, resulting in the deadliest Israel-Gaza conflict since 2014. Gaza is devastated, with hundreds of thousands fleeing the violence.

There have been cross-border tensions between Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and the forces of Israel. Violence has surged in the occupied West Bank simultaneously. The situation continues to be highly complex and volatile.

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