White House: Biden to travel to Israel on Wednesday to affirm U.S. support against Hamas

Courtesy: White House Press Room
Courtesy: White House Press Room

(Gaza) -- President Biden is set to visit Tel Aviv on Wednesday to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as casualties mount in the ongoing bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas.  

Israel has imposed a blockade and bombardment of the Gaza Strip has been ongoing since Hamas' coordinated attacks earlier this month. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Biden's visit is meant to reaffirm the United States' commitment to Israel and its people's security.  

"He will reiterate that Hamas does not stand for the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and self-determination and discuss the humanitarian needs of civilians in Gaza," a press secretary said of President Biden's scheduled travel to Israel.

While in the region, the President is also expected to stop in Amman to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas alongside Jordan's King , Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, and the president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi