US President Joe Biden said that foreign citizens, including Americans, who escaped from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday were the first of perhaps more than 1,000 who will leave Gaza in the coming days. The American leader also announced that he is working to increase supplies of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.
– Today, thanks to American leadership, we are in a situation where we have ensured the launch of a safe corridor for injured Palestinians and foreign citizens from Gaza – said the US president Joe Biden while visiting Northfield, Minnesota.
“American citizens were able to exit as part of the first group of probably over 1,000 people,” the US leader added.
He referred in this way to the opening of the border between the Gaza Strip and the Gaza Strip announced earlier on Wednesday Egypt in Rafah to enable the evacuation of the first group of foreigners.
Biden: We see devastating images from Gaza
The president also announced that he is working to “significantly” increase the flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, although he added that a lot of work is still needed.
Biden reiterated that Israel has the right to defend its citizens against terrorism, but that it must do so in a way where the protection of civilians is a priority.
– We all see the devastating images from Gaza, Palestinian children crying for their parents, parents writing their children’s names so they can be identified (…) The loss of every innocent life is a tragedy, Biden stressed.
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