S President Joe Biden will visit Israel amid a widening humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Mr. Biden will meet with Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday before traveling to Jordan to meet Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian officials.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, also visiting Israel, said Mr Netanyahu had agreed to a plan to bring humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, which Israel is blocking after the deadly Hamas attack that killed 1,300 Israelis, but gave no details .
According to the United Nations, one million Gazans have already been displaced by Israeli airstrikes, while electricity is out, drinking water is running low and fuel supplies for hospital generators are also running low.
Mr Netanyahu warned on Monday it would be a long fight. Amid fears of a larger conflict, he added that Iran and Hezbollah would pay a heavy price if they became involved.
The next “phases of war” may not include a “ground offensive,” the Israeli military says
The Israeli military is preparing for the next phase of its campaign against the Gaza Strip, but the expected ground offensive may not be included in the plans, an army spokesman said.
“We are preparing for the next phases of the war. We have not said what they will look like,” Lt. Col. Richard Hecht said at a regular briefing with reporters.
“Everyone talks about the ground offensive. It could be something else.”
Fuel and water supplies in Gaza are dangerously low
Without water and fuel supplies in all Gaza hospitals, people will die in what is expected to last just 24 hours, UNRWA said in an update.
“Shutting down emergency generators would seriously endanger the lives of thousands of patients,” the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said.
“Given the collapse of water and sanitation services, including today’s closure of the last functioning seawater desalination plant in the Gaza Strip, concerns about dehydration and water-borne diseases are high.”
Mother of a 21-year-old hostage speaks out
Keren Shem, the mother of a French-Israeli woman held hostage by Hamas militants in Gaza, has called on world leaders to release her daughter.
She spoke to reporters after Hamas militants released a video of Mia Shem, 21, in captivity.
Mia said in the clip that she was taken to Gaza by the military group from a “rave in Ra’i,” and her mother said she feared her daughter had been shot and injured.
The Israeli military on Monday increased the number to 199 people confirmed to have been abducted by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
British teenager killed in Israel liked to sing and dance, says uncle
British teenager Yahel, 13, whose death was confirmed in Israel, enjoyed singing and dancing, relatives said.
Yahel disappeared after militants attacked Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7, killing her Bristol-born mother Lianne. Her older sister and father are still missing.
Before Yahel’s death was confirmed, her uncle Sharon Sharabi told the BBC that she was “always funny.” She enjoys listening to music, singing for us and dancing.”
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British teenager killed in Hamas attacks – reports
A British teenager who went missing after Saturday’s Hamas attacks has been killed, the BBC reports.
Family members reportedly told the BBC that 13-year-old Yahel died in the attack along with her mother.
Her sister Noiya, 16, and her father are still missing.
The Israeli military says post-war Gaza will be a “global problem.”
The status of the Gaza Strip after the planned Israeli attack is a “global issue” for international discussion, an Israeli military spokesman said.
“We had all kinds of endgames,” Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari told the media during a press conference in response to a question about whether Israel would fully occupy the territory.
“The Cabinet is also discussing what that might look like… that is also a global question, what the situation will be in this region,” he said.
Four dead while attempting to cross the Lebanese-Israeli border
The Israeli military said it killed four militants wearing explosive vests as they tried to enter the country from Lebanon.
No group in Lebanon immediately claimed responsibility.
There are tensions between the Hezbollah group and the Israeli military on the Lebanese-Israeli border.
While the shelling was limited to towns along the border, there are fears that Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed groups would step up their actions in support of Hamas if Israel began a ground operation in Gaza.
Pictured: Aftermath of the air strike in Khan Yunis
The Foreign Office will do “everything” to get British hostages back
The government will do “everything we can” to get up to 10 British hostages back from Hamas captivity, the foreign minister said.
Andrew Mitchell told BBC Breakfast: “We don’t know where they are and we’re constantly thinking about them. And of course we strongly support Israel’s attempt to find and release them.
“The British government will do everything we can to get them back as quickly as possible.
“We mourn the six British hostages we know of who have died and we are extremely concerned about the fate and condition of the other ten.”
According to the Israeli military, almost 200 people were taken hostage
The Israeli military said on Monday that at least 199 hostages had been brought to Gaza, more than previously estimated.
Meanwhile, Hamas said it was holding 200 to 250 hostages.
Its military wing released a hostage video showing a dazed woman with her arm wrapped in bandages.
The woman, who identified herself as Mia Schem, 21, rocked slightly as she spoke, the sound of explosions echoing in the background.
Shem was taken from Kibbutz Reim, where she attended a rave. Hamas said she underwent a three-hour operation.