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Vice President Harris to satisfy Israeli minister Benny Gantz at White Home : NPR

Former Israeli Protection Minister Benny Gantz, second proper, meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Feb. 8.

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Former Israeli Protection Minister Benny Gantz, second proper, meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Feb. 8.

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Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Israeli conflict cupboard member Benny Gantz on the White Home on Monday, because the U.S. appears to safe a brief cease-fire deal to usher in extra humanitarian support into Gaza and for hostages to be launched, a White Home official stated.

“The vp will reiterate civilian casualties have to be decreased,” the official stated. Harris additionally plans to specific concern for the protection of individuals in Rafah, and “the significance of making a hopeful political horizon for the Palestinian folks,” the official added.

Nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan may also attend the White Home assembly, the official stated.

Moreover, Gantz plans to satisfy with Democratic and Republican members of Congress throughout his go to, his workplace stated in a press launch.

The previous Israeli navy chief’s go to threatens to worsen his relations with political rival Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. An Israeli supply with data of the matter who was not approved to talk publicly advised NPR that Netanyahu was upset at Gantz for arranging the Washington journey with out his data.

Within the quick wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas-led assault on Israel, President Biden was strongly supportive of what he stated was Israel’s proper to defend itself. However because the civilian dying toll in Gaza has climbed, Biden has gone public with criticism of Netanyahu’s navy response. Final month, Biden stated the response had been “excessive” and he has additionally stated Netanyahu’s authorities risked dropping world help over its motion within the territory.

The Hamas-led assault killed some 1,200 folks and took some 240 folks hostage, based on Israeli officers. Israel’s response has killed greater than 30,300 Palestinians, based on Gaza’s well being ministry.

The U.S. started air-dropping desperately wanted support over the Gaza Strip on Saturday. Getting support to Gaza has proved troublesome, as a consequence of ongoing preventing and poor coordination with the Israeli navy.

On Thursday, 115 folks have been killed after Israeli troops fired on a big crowd of Palestinians attempting to get meals from an support convoy coming into Gaza Metropolis, based on Gaza well being authorities. Israel stated dozens of individuals have been run over by vehicles or trampled as they crowded across the support convoy and says its troopers opened hearth when crowds moved towards its forces and put them in peril. Many if not most of these injured have gunshot wounds, based on officers at hospitals treating victims.

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