The US Secretary of State also said that Israel and Washington have decided to provide aid to Gaza. “The president will reaffirm America’s solidarity and commitment to Israel,” Blinken said Tuesday morning in Tel Aviv. He added that Israel has the right and duty to protect its people from Hamas and other terrorists and prevent future attacks.
Meanwhile, Hamas claimed rocket attacks on Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Israel has also stated that it has again attacked a Hezbollah base in Lebanon. Israel says 199 people are being held hostage by Hamas. Meanwhile, Hamas released a video of one of the hostages.
The situation in Gaza remains critical. According to the Hamas media office, 2808 people have been killed so far in the Israeli attack. It is reported that one in four are children. The World Health Organization has warned that one person is reaching hospitals with injuries every minute and if emergency help does not come, there will be a huge disaster.
More than a thousand people are trapped under the rubble of the concrete destroyed by the airstrike. As the war continues, rescue operations are becoming more difficult. The UN says hospitals in Gaza are running out of fuel.
Iran warned yesterday that if Israel continues to attack civilians in Gaza, the scope of the war will increase. Iran has also requested China to use its diplomatic power to stop Israel. With this, there is a strong concern that the conflict will spread.
Joe Biden stated the other day that the occupation of Gaza by the Israeli army would be a mistake. Israel’s ground war is being delayed as international pressure mounts over the killing of innocents in the counter-offensive against Hamas.