In a strong and unequivocal statement, President Biden reaffirmed America’s unwavering support for Israel in the face of the recent attacks by Hamas militants. The president made it clear that there is never any justification for terrorist attacks and directed his National Security team to work closely with Israel to ensure they have the necessary intelligence and military support.
President Biden on Saturday reaffirmed America's commitment to Israel as the Jewish State came under attack by Hamas militants, saying there is "never a justification for terrorist attacks." https://t.co/tyhP7IAV4S
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Mr. Biden addressed the criticism surrounding his prisoner swap deal with Iran, which had unfrozen billions of dollars in oil revenue for the country. While he did not deny the potential link between the deal and the militant group’s attack, he issued a warning to Israel’s foes, such as Iran, to not exploit the situation for their own advantage.
The extent of the attack by Hamas militants took both Israel and the rest of the world by surprise. The multipronged assault, which included infiltrations by sea, air, and land, resulted in the deaths of at least 200 people and left over 1,000 wounded. Hamas terrorists fired thousands of rockets and carried out coordinated attacks in Israeli towns, shocking the country on a major holiday.
Israel responded with airstrikes in Gaza and vowed to inflict an “unprecedented price” on Hamas. The conflict has the potential to escalate further, with Israel’s warnings of greater retaliation. This comes at a time of political turmoil within Israel, as critics question the government’s preparedness and ability to handle the situation.
It’s worth noting that President Biden’s strong support for Israel’s security comes as no surprise, as his administration has consistently shown a commitment to the Jewish State. However, the recent attack has highlighted the challenges and complexities of the Middle East, with tensions between Israel and the Palestinians continuing to escalate.