The American president described as “terrifying” the images of thousands of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip against Israeli populations.
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, condemned this Saturday the “terrorist attacks” against Israel and warned that Washington “will never” stop supporting the Government of Israel.
“In this moment of tragedy, I want to tell the world and the terrorists that the United States stands with Israel. We will not stop supporting them,” said the president in an institutional statement from the White House, accompanied by the Secretary of State Antony Blinking.
The massive attack by Hamas against Israel on Saturday led to a new war in which more than 200 Israelis and at least 232 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, according to the latest medically confirmed data. sources on both sides.
The American president described as “terrifying” the images of thousands of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip against Israeli populations, killing “not only Israeli soldiers but also innocent civilians.”
Biden explained that in a phone call he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he expressed the United States’ “strong and unwavering support” for Israel’s security.
“Israel has the right to defend itself, period. There is no justification for terrorist attacks,” he declared.
He also warned Israel’s opponents not to “exploit” the attack for profit because “the world is watching.”
In addition to Netanyahu, Biden spoke this Saturday with King Abdullah of Jordan and instructed his team to maintain contacts with the Palestinian National Authority, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and their allies in Europe.
The American president said it was “sad” to see the lives of many Israeli families “destroyed” and assured that he and the first lady, Jill Biden, are praying for them.
“Make no mistake, the United States supports the State of Israel. We have done so since we became the first nation to recognize Israel 75 years ago just 11 minutes after its founding,” the president concluded without accepting the questions from the press.