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Will they attack soon? Important meeting in Israel

Will they attack soon? Important meeting in Israel
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9:47 AM EDT, October 19, 2023

Following President Joe Biden's visit to Israel, Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu went to a meeting at the headquarters of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Tel Aviv. Reports are emerging that a ground attack on the Gaza Strip will soon commence.

US President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning to discuss with the authorities of this country issues concerning the war with the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas and the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. Biden met, among others, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

- Hamas has committed atrocities that, compared to, even the actions of the Islamic State seem to be more rational - evaluated the American leader, quoted by Reuters agency.

The President reassured once again that Israel can count on any necessary US assistance in the fight against Hamas. - The courage and bravery of the Israelis are truly astonishing - recognized Biden.

Israel's land operation is getting closer

On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Jonathan Conricus stated that President Joe Biden's visit to Israel will not delay or complicate the military ground operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. After a Wednesday meeting with Biden, Netanyahu participated in a council with Israeli soldiers.

Rishi Sunak: now is not the time for a ceasefire

On Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spoke on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Responding to a call to support a plea for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, he pointed out that Israel has a right to defend itself.

- We believe that Israel has the right to protect its citizens and act against terrorism, and to ensure that the terrible attack we saw from Hamas cannot be repeated. Unlike Hamas, Israelis, including the president, have made it clear that their armed forces will act in accordance with international law. And we will continue to call on Israelis to take all precautions to avoid harming civilians - said Sunak.

His spokesman later clarified that Sunak does not believe that it is now an appropriate time for a ceasefire because Israel is trying to "free hostages who have been kidnapped by a terrorist organization".

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