US President Joe Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday morning in a show of solidarity following the Hamas attacks, news agencies reported citing US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“The president will reaffirm United States solidarity with Israel and our ironclad commitment to its security,” Blinken was quoted as saying early Tuesday (local time) after overnight talks in Tel Aviv with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a report by news agency AFP.
The US President will also meet Mahmud Abbas, President of Palestine, who leads the Fatah faction, which is the governing authority in the West Bank. He will also meet Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian President and Jordan king Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.
He will discuss with them issues related to humanitarian aid after meeting officials in Israel. Blinken said the US and Israel agreed to find measures to allow international assistance to come into the blockaded Gaza Strip.
“At our request, the United States and Israel have agreed to develop a plan that will enable humanitarian aid from donor nations and multilateral organisations to reach civilians in Gaza,” Blinken said.