Currently Unfolding: In an unequivocal show of solidarity with Israel during rising tensions with Hamas, the United States has initiated the deployment of naval ships and fighter aircraft closer to the Israeli theater while committing additional military assistance. This strategic move comes in direct response to recent attacks by the Palestinian militant group, Hamas.
The U.S. Air Force will reportedly be Deploying an additional 20-25 F-15 and F-35 Multirole Fighter Jets to the Middle East over the coming days with the Objective of this Deployment being to prevent the War in Israel from spreading into the remainder of the Middle East while… pic.twitter.com/AT5zuHfAxZ
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The Pentagon has announced the dispatch of its newest and most massive aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, accompanied by a guided missile cruiser and four guided missile destroyers to the eastern Mediterranean. Additionally, there will be an augmentation of fighter aircraft squadrons, including F-35, F-15, F-16, and A-10 fighter aircraft, stationed in the region. US Central Command has confirmed the redeployment of naval assets and aircraft to these new positions.
The United States has pledged to expedite the supply of additional equipment and resources, such as ammunition, to the Israel Defense Forces, further reaffirming its unwavering support for Israel.
In response to this US deployment, Hamas has accused the United States of being complicit in the aggression against the Palestinian people.
This ongoing conflict, marking one of the most severe escalations in decades, has led to over 1,000 Israeli casualties, as reported by the military. Simultaneously, Gaza officials have cited at least 400 deaths resulting from Israeli airstrikes. Prime Minister Netanyahu has readied his nation for an extended confrontation, with tens of thousands of Israeli forces already deployed to confront Hamas, and the possibility of a ground offensive in Gaza looms.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has revealed that at least four American citizens have lost their lives in the ongoing violence. The White House has swiftly reiterated its unwavering support for Israel, promising a steadfast commitment and cautioning against third-party involvement in the conflict.
At the United Nations Security Council, the United States has taken the lead in condemning the Hamas assault on Israel. Senior US diplomat Robert Wood anticipates robust condemnation from other Council members.