President Joe Biden sharply condemned Hamas' recent attack and reaffirmed his support for Israel. Biden said, “The United States unequivocally condemns this appalling assault against Israel by Hamas terrorists from Gaza. Terror is never justified. Israel can defend itself and its people. My government is committed in supporting Israel's security.”
President Biden's tough stance followed Hamas' unexpected attack on Israel. He immediately contacted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give his solidarity to the Israeli government and people. Congress condemned the attack alongside the President. Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) said, “I am outraged by these horrific attacks by Hamas terrorists on Israel. In a similar vein, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) called Hamas a “murderous terrorist organization” for killing innocent Israelis.
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The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has assured his support for the nation of Israel after they suffered an attack by a Palestinian group, Hamas, on Saturday.
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Not everyone supported President Biden's position. Former President Trump blamed Biden, saying, “These Hamas attacks are a disgrace, and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force. Unfortunately, American taxpayers funded these attacks. We delivered peace to the Middle East with the Abraham Accords, but Biden whittled it away faster than anyone expected.”
Israel declared war and bombed Gaza after the surprise attack. Unfortunately, Hamas looked to have infiltrated Israeli cities near the Gaza Strip, sparking fierce fighting. Former Israeli Brig. Gen. Amir Avivi branded it a "intelligence failure" and advocated for a fast reaction to occupy Gaza and defeat Hamas.
As the conflict grows, the world watches and the situation is unknown. Despite terrorism, Israel will not back down, and President Biden supports its right to self-defense.