After call, Biden says Netanyahu agrees to allow ‘continued flow’ of humanitarian aid to Gaza

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US President Joe Biden (L) meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023. (Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)
US President Joe Biden (L) meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023. (Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

The White House says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to allow the “continuous flow” of international aid into Gaza from Egypt during his phone call with US President Joe Biden earlier today.

While there is no immediate confirmation from the Israeli side, Netanyahu’s office said last week that his war cabinet agreed to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza through Egypt.

Twenty trucks of aid entered yesterday and roughly 15 more entered today, confirmed earlier by the Israeli Defense Ministry.

The White House says Biden also “expressed appreciation for Israel’s support in helping to accommodate the release” of two American hostages who were released on Friday, and discussed ongoing efforts to release the remaining hostages, during the call with Netanyahu.

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