Even as its conflict with the Palestinian terror organization Hamas enters its 13th day, Israel continues to receive visits from Western leaders, the most recent being UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who expressed sympathy for Tel Aviv but asked his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to let more humanitarian supplies into Gaza.
Sunak is the third foreign leader, following US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, to visit Israel in the aftermath of the October 7 attacks, in which at least 1,400 people were killed and more than 200 were held captive.
Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak asked Israel to let greater humanitarian supplies into Gaza as part of a Western-led drive to bolster support for Israel following Hamas strikes.
Sunak expressed sadness at the Gaza hospital tragedy, emphasizing that Palestinian people are also victims of Hamas.
Following his visit to Israel, US President Joe Biden will deliver a rare Oval Office speech on Thursday in an attempt to rally Americans in support of Israel and Ukraine as problems confront Washington’s friends.
According to CNN, the US Senate will vote on a resolution reaffirming its support for Israel.
According to Gaza’s Hamas-run administration, 1,524 of the 3,785 persons killed since Israel unleashed a continuous onslaught on Gaza in retribution for the October 7 Hamas attacks were children.
Israel’s defense minister instructed ground forces to prepare to enter Gaza, but he did not specify when the assault would begin. Yoav Gallant, speaking to Israeli infantry soldiers near the Gaza border on Thursday, encouraged them to organize and be ready for an order to march in.