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Israeli defense minister discusses Rafah op, humanitarian aid with US officials

Gallant is scheduled to meet up with U.S. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday morning.

By David Isaac, JNS

Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant satisfied separately with U.S. Secretary of Point out Antony Blinken and White House National Stability Advisor Jake Sullivan on Monday in Washington, D.C., to examine Israels ongoing war from Hamas.

U.S. State Office Spokesperson Matthew Miller mentioned Blinken reiterated the United States support for defeating the terrorist organization, like in Rafah, but also expressed opposition to a main ground procedure in the metropolis.

The secretary underscored that possibilities exist to a important ground invasion that would each better be certain Israels protection and guard Palestinian civilians, said Miller.

Secretary Blinken also mentioned the will need to instantly surge and sustain additional humanitarian assistance to meet the requires of civilians in Gaza, he included.

In Gallants conference with Sullivan, which was held in personal and lasted about an hour, the two reviewed initiatives to secure the launch of the remaining hostages held by Hamas and the techniques demanded to be certain the destruction of the terror groups governing and military services capabilities, in accordance to an Israeli Federal government Press Office environment assertion.

The results of this war will shape the region for years to come, reported Gallant, and will send a sign to the frequent enemies of both of those Israel and the United States.

Sullivan tweeted on Monday, I was pleased to welcome Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant to the White Dwelling right now. We had a constructive dialogue on how most effective to make sure Hamas long lasting defeat in Gaza.

I conveyed President Bidens iron-clad help for Israels stability and defense against all threats, including Iran. I welcomed Yoavs motivation to choose additional techniques to handle the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, he extra.

I conveyed President Bidens iron-clad aid for Israels security and defense against all threats, together with Iran. I welcomed Yoavs determination to get added steps to deal with the humanitarian disaster in Gaza.

— Jake Sullivan (@JakeSullivan46) March 25, 2024

Gallant is scheduled to meet up with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday morning.

Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder, Pentagon press secretary, advised reporters on Monday that he expected the dialogue to concentration on addressing the risk of Hamas, whilst also using into account civilian security.

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