President Joe Biden is at it again, meddling in Israel’s business and trying to tell Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu how to handle the Hamas threat. In a 45-minute phone call, Biden warned Netanyahu not to attack Hamas’s last stronghold in Rafah without a so-called “credible plan” to evacuate the Palestinian civilians there.
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The White House readout made it clear that Biden is sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong, emphasizing the need for “urgent and specific steps to increase the throughput and consistency of humanitarian assistance to innocent Palestinian civilians.” It’s as if Biden is more concerned about the well-being of Palestinians than the safety and security of our ally, Israel.
Rafah, a town in Gaza, is the only part the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) haven’t yet targeted. But Netanyahu had the right idea when he ordered the military to prepare to evacuate the one million Palestinians who have fled to Rafah and to take out the remaining Hamas fighters hiding there. After all, Rafah is a crucial area for Hamas leaders and cross-border smuggling.
Unfortunately, the U.S. and other nations have been pressuring Israel to hold off on attacking Rafah. Biden’s concern over a potential military operation in Rafah without a “credible and executable plan” just shows how out of touch he is with the reality of the situation. Let Israel handle its own security without interference from the Biden administration.
It’s clear that Hamas is using the innocent civilians in Rafah as human shields, and yet Biden is more focused on cautioning Israel than condemning Hamas for its despicable tactics. Netanyahu recognizes that Rafah is key to defeating Hamas and securing Israel’s safety, but it seems Biden would rather tie Israel’s hands behind its back in the name of political correctness.
In the end, it’s important to remember that Israel knows best how to defend itself against the constant threat of Hamas. Biden should spend more time worrying about the crisis at our own border instead of trying to dictate to Israel how to handle its enemies.