There has been no senior U.S. diplomat on the ground to talk to either Israeli or Palestinian leadership.
- U.S. and Israeli officials told Axios the Biden administration was trying to work with Egypt to push for de-escalation. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr was expected to travel to Tel Aviv on Wednesday, though Israeli officials said they were waiting on final confirmation.
- Amr has been functioning as the de-facto consul general and point of contact to the Palestinians, too.
SOURCE – NEWSMAX