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US President Joe Biden said he would ask Congress to approve additional funding for "critical partner" Israel, but did not give a figure. A source familiar with the matter said it would be 14 billion dollars.

US President Joe Biden will ask for billions of dollars to support Israel's war against Hamas.

Speaking at the White House after his visit to Israel, Biden claimed that "Hamas is trying to destroy Israel's democracy."

"This is a smart investment that will benefit America's security for generations to come," Biden said, noting that the billions of dollars he will request from the US Congress (today) will reaffirm his unprecedented commitment to Israel's security.

"We cannot ignore the humanity of innocent Palestinians who simply want to live in peace and have opportunities," said Biden, who visited Israel on Wednesday.

"Tomorrow, I will submit an emergency budget request to Congress to support partners, including Israel and Ukraine, in support of America's national security needs," the US President said.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Israel is close to a full-scale invasion of Hamas-controlled Gaza.

The Israeli army has massed additional troops and equipment along the blockaded Gaza border.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant told soldiers gathered along the Gaza border, "You see Gaza from afar now, but soon you will see it from inside. The order will come."

As Israel continues its attacks on Gaza, 3,500 people have been killed so far in the city of 2.3 million people, while the death toll on the Israeli side has exceeded 1,400.

In addition, more than 200 Israelis are being held hostage by Gaza-based armed groups.