The President of the United States, Joe Biden, defended this Wednesday at demand for a “pause” in the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip to remove the captives of Hamas In the territory.
“I think we need a pause. A pause means giving time to release the prisoners,” the president said. in response to the protests of a woman who disrupted an event campaign in Minnesota.
RABBI DEMANDS CEASEFIRE as #Biden's speech in Minnesota is interrupted.
The woman is Jessica Rosenberg, an activist with the #Jewish Voice for Peace organization
In response, the US President said that only a humanitarian pause was needed to “free the [Israeli] prisoners.” pic.twitter.com/e9eGoGUJeO
— Arthur Morgan (@ArthurM40330824) November 2, 2023
The woman, who identified herself as a female rabbi, was removed by security at the event while shouting “stop fire now.”
Biden estimated that this is a difficult situation for the Israelis “and also for the Muslim world.” The Democrat emphasized that he has always been supportiveof the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Washington requested for the first time on October 24 “humanitarian pauses” in Gaza to bring aid to the civilian population of the Strip, during the intervention of Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, before the UN Security Council, although did not participate in the ceasefire request that the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, did shortly after.
Three days later, John Kirby, a spokesman for the White House, said in a press conference that the US Administration will support “humanitarian pauses” for the entry of material into the Strip and for the release of captives, and assured that this is something they are discussing with Israel, but at the moment they have nothing to announce.