President Biden’s Strong Support for Israel
In the wake of a devastating attack by the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Saturday morning, President Joe Biden has offered unwavering support to Israel.
Speaking at a press conference, President Biden reiterated the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security, describing it as “rock solid and unwavering.”
He also cautioned other nations against exploiting the situation, emphasizing that the world is closely monitoring developments.
Israel’s Right to Defend Itself
President Biden emphasized that Israel has the right to defend itself and its people.
He pledged to provide all appropriate means of support to the government and people of Israel during this challenging time.
This support came after a series of attacks launched by Hamas that targeted Israeli civilians.
Hamas’s Aggressive Actions
Hamas initiated a devastating assault by firing a barrage of rockets into Israel during the festival of Simchat Torah, a significant day in the Jewish calendar.
Additionally, Hamas launched a surprise attack using paragliders, infiltrating the border and engaging in gun battles within communities.
International Condemnation of Hamas’s Actions
The White House issued a strong statement condemning the “unprovoked attacks” by Hamas against Israeli civilians.
National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson unequivocally condemned terrorism, stating, “There is never any justification for terrorism.”
The United States expressed solidarity with Israel and extended condolences for the lives lost in these attacks.
Israel’s Response and Vow for Retribution
Israel has responded with a vow to exact revenge on Palestinian militants. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the militants would pay an “unprecedented price” for their actions, which have resulted in the loss of at least 150 Israeli lives.
Palestinian officials have reported over 230 casualties in retaliatory strikes by Israel.
Hamas’s Call to Arms and Israeli Response
Hamas issued a call to arms on social media, urging “resistance fighters in the West Bank” and Arab and Islamic nations to join the battle.
In response, Israel’s armed forces have vowed that Hamas will face the consequences and responsibility for their actions.
Videos on social media showed armed troops from Hamas’ militant arm, the Al-Qassam Brigades, operating in built-up areas as Israeli residents were evacuated following airstrikes.
The Ongoing Conflict
The situation remains tense as Israel responds to the attacks, and both sides prepare for further developments.
President Biden’s unwavering support for Israel underscores the complex dynamics of the conflict in the Middle East.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn