US President Joe Biden has spoken out against Israel’s military operation in Gaza, describing it as “unconscionable” and highlighting the dire situation faced by Palestinian civilians. Biden emphasized the need for humanitarian assistance in Gaza, where many innocent people are suffering from hunger and a lack of essential supplies.
Biden expressed hope that ongoing negotiations for a ceasefire and the release of hostages could lead to a more sustainable end to the conflict. The US has also stated that it would not support an Israeli military operation in Rafah without proper planning to address the displacement of over one million civilians.
In the latest developments in the region, an Israeli airstrike at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City resulted in the death of five people. Additionally, two American citizens were detained by Israeli forces during a raid on a home in Gaza, and there are concerns about the availability of aid following calls for the closure of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.
Meanwhile, the United States conducted strikes against Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria, as well as new strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen. Tensions have also escalated in Lebanon, where an Israeli drone attack killed at least three people in the southern city of Nabatieh.
As the conflict continues to unfold, the situation in Gaza remains a top priority for international leaders and organizations. The humanitarian crisis and civilian casualties are garnering global attention and calls for immediate action to address the plight of those affected by the ongoing violence.