US could announce new military assistance for Israel after Hamas attack: Blinken

US could announce new military assistance for Israel after Hamas attack: Blinken
# 08 October 2023 20:15 (UTC +04:00)

The United States, a close ally and major supplier of arms to Israel, could announce new military support Sunday following the Hamas attack, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, APA reports citing AFP.

“We’re looking at specific additional requests that the Israelis have made. I think you’re likely to hear more about that later today,” Blinken told CNN.

“President (Joe) Biden’s direction was to make sure that we’re providing Israel everything it needs in this moment to deal with the attacks from Hamas.”

The conflict’s worst escalation in decades has claimed more than 600 lives on the Israeli side, the government press office said, while Gaza officials reported at least 370 deaths, with thousands more wounded on each side.

“We have reports that several Americans were killed. We’re working overtime to verify that. At the same time, there are reports of missing Americans and there again, we’re working to verify those reports,” Blinken said.

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