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US President Biden asks Israel to allow aid supply to Palestinians immediately

US President demanded that new humanitarian aid be allowed to reach Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

“We’re going to immediately secure that aid and surge it… including food, medical supplies, clean water,” Biden said.

US President stated this after signing a massive military aid bill for Israel and Ukraine, which also included $1 billion in humanitarian aid for Gaza.

“Israel must make sure all this aid reaches the Palestinians in Gaza without delay,” he said.

Analysts said that the US-Israel relations have been strained by Israel’s conduct of the war in Gaza.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is deploying more troops into the southern Gazan city of Rafah, where 1.5 million people are sheltering, many in makeshift encampments to launch a big offensive there.

“This bill significantly — significantly — increases humanitarian assistance we’re sending to the innocent people of Gaza who are suffering badly,” Biden said.

“They’re suffering the consequences of this war that Hamas started, and we’ve been working intently for months to get as much aid to Gaza as possible.”

Meanwhile, the Israel Defense Forces announced to deploy two reserve brigades for missions in the Gaza Strip to move ahead with plans for an offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

The 679th “Yiftah” Armored Brigade and the 2nd “Carmeli” Infantry Brigade are set to take responsibility for central Gaza that have remained under Israeli military control since troops largely pulled back from other areas of the Strip earlier this month.

According to the IDF, the move will free up Nahal Brigade troops currently holding the central corridor to join the rest of the 162nd Division in preparing for future operations, including planned offensives in Rafah and central Gaza.

The IDF said the two reserve brigades “prepared in recent weeks for their mission in the Gaza Strip.”

The mobilized brigades were to be placed under the 99th Division.

Notably, during the first few months of the IDF’s ground offensive in Gaza, the division had been tasked with the Netzarim corridor in the central Gaza Strip, an east-west route.

One of the brigades will again be deployed to the east-west belt dividing the Strip in two, while the second will secure a pier being built by the United States on central Gaza’s coast aimed at boosting deliveries of humanitarian aid, according to Army Radio.

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