Israel-Hamas war live updates: Biden to address war; Israel orders ‘full siege’ of Gaza

JERUSALEM — President Biden is set to address the Israel-Hamas war at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday as the United States rushes to deliver military aid to Israel. Israel announced a “full siege” of Gaza, mobilizing 300,000 reservists after Hamas militants launched an unprecedented incursion over the weekend. The Israeli military said it has inflicted heavy losses on Hamas as troops fight to regain control of border areas. The United States said at least 11 American citizens are among the dead, and more are unaccounted for — including some who may be among the hostages held by Hamas.

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In Israel, more than 900 people have been killed and 2,700 wounded, authorities said. At least 260 bodies were recovered at the site of a music festival near the Gaza Strip. Palestinian authorities said at least 765 people have been killed and 4,000 injured in Gaza.

Between 100 and 150 people taken captive in Israel are being held in Gaza, an Israeli official said. Their families face an anxious wait as Hamas threatens to summarily execute civilian hostages in response to Israeli airstrikes.

U.S. officials expect Israel to launch a ground incursion into densely populated Gaza this week, according to people familiar with the matter. Israel already maintains a complete air and sea blockade of Gaza, allowing only a small flow of goods and people through two land crossings, which have been cut off during the fighting.

Israeli forces are pummeling Gaza with airstrikes and trying to secure the barrier fence after regaining control of nearby areas, authorities said. An Israeli military spokesman said nearly 1,500 bodies of Hamas militants were found in Israel.

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In Israel, more than 900 people have been killed and 2,700 wounded, authorities said. At least 260 bodies were recovered at the site of a music festival near the Gaza Strip. Palestinian authorities said at least 765 people have been killed and 4,000 injured in Gaza.

Between 100 and 150 people taken captive in Israel are being held in Gaza, an Israeli official said. Their families face an anxious wait as Hamas threatens to summarily execute civilian hostages in response to Israeli airstrikes.

U.S. officials expect Israel to launch a ground incursion into densely populated Gaza this week, according to people familiar with the matter. Israel already maintains a complete air and sea blockade of Gaza, allowing only a small flow of goods and people through two land crossings, which have been cut off during the fighting.

Israeli forces are pummeling Gaza with airstrikes and trying to secure the barrier fence after regaining control of nearby areas, authorities said. An Israeli military spokesman said nearly 1,500 bodies of Hamas militants were found in Israel.

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