| 27 February 2024, Tuesday |

US defense chief arrives in Israel

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin shared news of his arrival in Israel on Monday through a post on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter.
“Wheels down in Tel Aviv,” Austin said, adding that he would be meeting with Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and the country’s war Cabinet “to reiterate America’s ironclad commitment to Israel.”
Austin also said the talks would address Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) operation to “dismantle Hamas” and underscore “the need to protect civilians from harm” while enabling the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

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