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The head of CENTCOM arrived in Israel.

The head of CENTCOM arrived in Israel.

The head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), General Michael Kurilla, arrived in Israel, where he will meet, among other things, with Chief of the General Staff Herzi Halevi, discuss the needs of the Israeli army and outline the US desire to prevent the involvement of new participants in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the department reported on the social network X.

“I am here to ensure that Israel has what it needs to defend itself and will take special care to avoid drawing other parties into the conflict,” Kurilla was quoted as saying in a CENTCOM statement.

Earlier, White House Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said that US President Joe Biden will also visit Israel, where during his visit on October 18 he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other representatives of the country’s authorities.