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Israel not taking steps to open Ashdod port for aid despite pledge to Biden: Report

Israel has not made any preparations to prepare for humanitarian aid deliveries for Gaza to be received at Ashdod port, according to an Israeli media report.

US President Joe Biden claimed that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to allow aid to arrive at Ashdod after a tense phone call last week.

But the Israeli military, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, and the Ashdod Port authorities have not received any instructions to prepare the port, according to the Hebrew language Channel 12’s political correspondent, Yaron Avraham.

US ambassador to Israel Jack Lew met Netanyahu yesterday to clarify how Israel plans to follow through on its promise to Biden.