President Joe Biden arrives in Israel, embraces Netanyahu, and meets with the families of the victims. It is expected that the visit to Jordan will be canceled due to the Hamas attack after the hospital explosion in Gaza.
October 18 at 11:01 a.m. local time. President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on an urgent mission to prevent the war between Israel and Hamas from escalating into a broader regional conflict. And support humanitarian aid to Palestine.
Immediately after Air Force One landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, he was received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who rushed to greet Biden. The two hugged each other.
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During his visit to Israel, Biden will meet with Netanyahu and members of the Israeli Defense Cabinet, and Biden will also meet with family members of those killed, wounded, and held hostage in the attacks launched by the Hama armed group on October 7.
Earlier, Biden was scheduled to visit Jordan. To meet with King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. To discuss humanitarian aid, but the schedule was canceled after the explosion that occurred on Tuesday in a hospital in the Gaza Strip.
Source: Associated Press, CNN
Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP
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