Biden to wrap up visit to Israel with trip to East Jerusalem and West Bank

US President Joe Biden will wrap up his visit to Israel this morning with a trip to East Jerusalem and the West Bank, before heading to Saudi Arabia.

At 10:30 a.m. Biden is expected at Augusta Victoria Hospital on East Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, where he will announce a $100 million funding package for the East Jerusalem Hospital Network that treats Palestinians.

He will then travel to Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem at 11:30 a.m. He is expected to announce alongside Abbas a package of steps aimed at strengthening the PA.

Biden will head back to Ben Gurion Airport for a 3:30 p.m. flight to Jeddah, though he may make a brief stop on the way at Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity, if time permits.

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