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US defence chief Lloyd Austin to visit Israel, meet PM Netanyahu, says official

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. AP File

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will go to Israel Friday and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because the nation reels from a devastating assault by Hamas militants that has left 1000’s lifeless, an American defence official stated.

Austin’s journey – which follows a go to to Israel by Secretary of State Antony Blinken – may also embrace conferences with defence officers and the nation’s emergency authorities, the US official stated Thursday.

Hamas gunmen killed 1,200 folks in Israel and took about 150 hostages of their shock onslaught from Gaza on Saturday. Israel has retaliated by raining air and artillery strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza for six days, claiming over 1,350 lives.

Washington responded by sending an plane provider and different warships to the japanese Mediterranean and promising munitions and different gear to Israel.

Austin advised journalists in Brussels on Thursday that america had no “early warnings or indications” that the Islamist group would launch its bloody assault.

He additionally stated Washington has not positioned any situations on the way in which Israel can use the weapons it offers.

“This is a professional military, led by professional leadership, and we would hope and expect that they would do the right things in the prosecution of their campaign,” he stated.

Israel has ready for a potential floor invasion of the Palestinian territory after what has been labelled Israel’s 9/11.

Fears have grown for Gaza’s 2.4 million folks now enduring the fifth warfare in 15 years within the coastal enclave, which has additionally seen Israel reduce off water, meals and energy provides.

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