The escalation of war between Israel and Palestine has taken a new turn as it led to the cancelation of the Palestinian President and US President’s meeting. Yes, Mahmoud Abbas and Joe Biden’s meeting has been called off after Israel attacked on Gaza hospital. Reportedly, the meeting with Joe Biden was planned and about to take place in Jordan but it was canceled after the Israeli strike on Gaza hospital that killed hundreds of people on October 17, 2023, Tuesday. A senior official confirmed the cancellation of Abbas and Biden’s meeting. It seems that the tensions between Israel and Palestine have worsened after the Israeli strike on Gaza Hospital. We have mentioned all the imperative details in the following sections. Swipe down the page.
A senior Palestinian officer said the President of Palestine has returned to Ramallah after Israel attacked Gaza Hospital. However, earlier the White House had announced Joe Biden would travel to Jordan to meet Majesty King Abdullah, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and Egyptian President Sisi. “President Biden will then travel to Amman, Jordan, where he will meet Majesty King Abdullah, Egyptian President Sisi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.”
The White House also stated “He will reiterate that Hamas does not stand for the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and self-determination and discuss the humanitarian needs of civilians in Gaza,” The war between Israel and Hamas started after Hamas Group surprisingly launched rocket attacks on Israel that killed over 1400 people. Hamas group also hostaged around 200 people including Israeli soldiers. The retaliatory air strikes have since killed more than 2,700 people in Palestine. Reportedly, Israel has also imposed a crippling siege on Gaza Strip and deployed thousands of soldiers to the border for a ground offensive. Meanwhile, concern has grown that the escalating war in Gaza could spill over into a wider Middle East war involving many countries.
On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, the US Army ordered 2,000 soldiers to prepare for deployment to the Middle East as a show of force. John Kirby who is the spokesperson for National Security Council told CNN that the country presently had no plans to actually ‘put US boots on the ground in combat in Israel’. Reportedly US President will visit Israel, said US Secretary of State Blinke. The White House also released a statement to announce Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday. Stay tuned to this website.