Jordan is scheduled to host on Wednesday a meeting with the leaders of US, Palestine and Egypt to discuss the ongoing fighting between Hamas and Israel, and related developments in Gaza.
The Jordanian Royal Court in a statement said King Abdullah II will receive US President Joe Biden, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a four-way summit in Amman “to discuss dangerous developments in Gaza, its regional impact, & ensuring provision of aid” into the Gaza Strip.”
The Jordanian official Petra news agency said the monarch will hold separate meetings with each leader.
Eleven days into the conflict, incessant Israeli bombardment and blockade of the Gaza Strip have continued, with at least 1 million people having been displaced, according to the UN relief agency for refugees.
Gaza is experiencing a dire humanitarian crisis with no electricity, while water, food, fuel and medical supplies are running out.
The fighting began when Hamas on Oct. 7 initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, a multi-pronged surprise attack including a barrage of rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel via land, sea, and air. It said the incursion was in retaliation for the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and increased settler violence.
The Israeli military then launched Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas targets within the Gaza Strip.
An estimated total of more than 2,800 Palestinians, including 750 children, have been killed in Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian enclave.
More than 1,400 Israelis have also been killed.