Vedant Pateldeputy spokesperson of US Department of Statereferring to the tense situation in the Middle East following the group’s attack Hamas CON Israel and the subsequent counter-offensive of the Hebrew nation.
In an interview with NTN24 the American official talked about the secretary’s visit Antony Blinken to Tel Aviv, as well the government positions of President Joe Biden and other regional leaders in this conflict.
When asked about the Colombian president’s statements, Gustavo Petro Urregowhere he compared Israel’s offensive to Nazism, Patel considered the Latin American president’s words “inappropriate.”
“I have not seen the statements of the president (Gustavo Petro), but it is not appropriate to compare any response from our allies in Israel to Nazism. “It is incredibly inappropriate, what we have seen is the response of Israel of one of the worst terrorist attacks it has ever experienced and which has affected its territory and its citizens.”he admitted.
Regarding Blinken’s visit to Tel Aviv, the spokesman noted that the US official will meet with the leaders of the Government of Israel to determine a road map that establishes US assistance in the conflict.
“Our commitment to Israel and its ability to protect its security is strong,”said.
Recently, the United States Government confirmed that 22 Americans were killed in attacks launched from the Gaza Strip by Israel. In addition, it mentions that many countrymen are being held hostage by the terrorist group.
“The hostages must be released and it is absolutely unjust to keep the civilian hostages as they did”said Patel on this topic.
The death toll in the war between Israel and the Hamas group is around 3,000 people according to the latest reports presented by both sides.