Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Herzog said that Israel does not need to be “urged” to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Herzog said that Israel is “intensifying humanitarian supplies” in areas of Gaza beyond the reach of Hamas, in the southern region. Blake Borman told “The Hill on NewsNation” that the number of humanitarian aid trucks arriving in the area is increasing every day.
“We provide water, we provide other types of supplies, and today for the first time, we are happy to see foreigners leaving Gaza,” Herzog continued. “So, we don’t need to urge.”
During his remarks in Minnesota on Wednesday, President Biden said efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza were insufficient, but the United States “continues to work to significantly increase this assistance.”
The President has urged humanitarian support for Palestinian civilians in recent weeks. They face a dire living situation, with communications cut off, limited access to necessities, and a rising death toll weeks after Israeli attacks.
The White House said it would begin considering supporting a “humanitarian truce” for aid to reach Gaza, but opposed calling for a ceasefire.
“The number of trucks entering Gaza continues to increase significantly, but we still have a long way to go. The United States will continue to drive humanitarian support for innocent people in Gaza who need help,” Biden said.
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