Israel receives first US weapons shipment as Biden expresses support

Israel receives first US weapons shipment as Biden expresses support

The Israel-Hamas conflict has now claimed the lives of thousands of people on both sides. Israel is in retaliation mode against Hamas and is firing rockets at it in a rapid manner. In this war, other countries are also with Israel, including the United States. The US has sent the first plane loaded with weapons to Israel, providing military assistance to Israel.
Israel Air Force says first US weapons-laden plane lands in southern Israel
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that the first plane carrying US weapons landed at Nevatim Airbase in southern Israel on Tuesday evening.
The IDF posted on Twitter, “The first plane carrying US weapons arrived at Nevatim Airbase in southern Israel this evening.”
The IDF further said in its post that it is extremely important for us to ensure regional security and stability with cooperation between our armies during this war.
However, the IDF did not disclose what type of weapons or military equipment it received.
According to the Associated Press (AP), the United States has sent the USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, to Israel. With its nearly 5,000 sailors and combat aircraft deck, the USS Gerald R. Ford is considered the Navy’s most advanced aircraft carrier. In addition to cruisers and destroyers, it will also monitor the Navy.

Biden openly supports Israel
As soon as Israel launched a war with Hamas in response to the ongoing war attacks by Hamas, the United States stood in support of Israel. The administration of US President Joe Biden began delivering war material to Israel this week.
Netanyahu talks to US President Biden on Tuesday
Meanwhile, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to US President Biden on the phone for the third time on Tuesday. After the conversation, Netanyahu posted on social media platform Twitter, “I told him (Biden) that Hamas is worse than ISIS and should be treated the same way.”
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden said of his support for Israel, “The United States stands with Israel and fully supports its right to defend itself.”

Over 1,000 Israelis killed, says IDF
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) issued a statement saying that four days have passed since the war against Hamas. Over 1,000 Israelis have been killed so far. In addition, over 2,800 have been injured and 50 people have been confirmed as hostages or missing.
Additional details
  • The IDF has said that it has carried out over 1,000 airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.
  • Hamas has fired over 4,300 rockets at Israel, killing over 10 Israelis and injuring over 200.
  • The United Nations has called for an immediate ceasefire.
Analysis
The Israel-Hamas conflict is the most serious escalation in the region in years. The conflict has caused widespread death and destruction, and there is no sign of a ceasefire in sight.
The United States’ support for Israel is a major factor in the conflict. The US has provided Israel with billions of dollars in military aid, and it has stood by Israel in the international community.
The conflict is likely to have a significant impact on the region. It has already led to a rise in anti-Semitism in the Middle East, and it could further destabilize the region.

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