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Israel-Palestine War: After Blinken, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin reaches Tel Aviv

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. Reuters file

US Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Israel Friday for a go to geared toward displaying solidarity with a rustic nonetheless reeling from a devastating Hamas assault that has left 1000’s useless.

Austin will meet with officers together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant throughout the go to to Israel — his third as Pentagon chief — which follows one by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The struggle between Israel and Hamas has entered the seventh day and has left 2,800 individuals useless since 7 October. At the least 27 Americans have been killed within the struggle whereas one other 14 stay lacking, Nationwide Safety Council spokesperson Jon Kirby stated.

In the meantime, the US Secretary of State, after concluding his go to to Israel, departed for Jordan on Friday the place he’ll meet Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan.

In the meantime, the United Nations has stated the Israeli Defence Forces have warned 1.1 million Palestinians in northern Gaza to evacuate inside 24 hours.

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) notified the UN at midnight on Friday that your entire Palestinian inhabitants north of Wadi Gaza ought to relocate to Southern Gaza inside 24 hours.

A UN spokesperson stated the warning was delivered to crew leaders of the UN Workplace of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the UN’s Division of Security and Safety in Gaza by their liaison officers within the IDF.

With inputs from AFP

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