Israel-Hamas war live updates: U.S. and Egypt reach agreement to allow aid into Gaza; UK’s Sunak to visit Israel
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he received information from the Pentagon that indicated the Israeli Defense Forces were not behind the Gaza hospital blast of Tuesday evening, which killed hundreds of people sheltering inside. Israel-Hamas war.
In a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv earlier Wednesday, Biden said that the deadly attack on Gaza’s al-Ahli Baptist Hospital appeared to have been caused “by the other team.” Horrific scenes of the wounded ignited street protests in capitals across the region.
Biden’s diplomatic trip to Israel was part of an effort to show “solidarity” with Israel, following a devastating and coordinated Oct. 7 attack by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Deal reached to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza
U.S. President Joe Biden and Egypt President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi reached an agreement to allow humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing. According to Egypt’s readout of the leaders’ phone call.
Biden told reporters aboard Air Force One that the deal will allow 20 trucks across to start.
The White House readout said the two discussed “mechanisms to ensure. The aid is distribute for the benefit of the civilian population.” They also emphasized the need to preserve regional stability and prevent escalation of the conflict.