Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the “massive, unprecedented” military aid package that Israel secured from US President Joe Biden during his wartime visit to Tel Aviv earlier today will help Israel win the war against Hamas.
In a video statement from the IDF’s Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu says he showed Biden proof that the Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad was responsible for the Gaza hospital blast, before the US president arrived in Israel.
Netanyahu notes that Biden’s visit to Israel was the first by a US president during a war.
The premier says Israel and the US “are working together to secure the release of the hostages by all means possible.”
Until that happens, he told Biden that Israel is demanding the Red Cross must be allowed to visit the hostages. And, he said, Israel will not allow food and medical aid to enter Gaza from Israeli territory until the hostages are released.
Netanyahu says that in today’s meetings with Biden, “we agreed on actions and deeds that ensure the continuation of our just war. We agreed on cooperation that will change the balance on all fronts, and help us to achieve the war aims.”