The President of the United States, Joe Biden, strongly stated in recent hours in an interview that the occupation of Gaza is a big mistake. It cannot be ruled out that Biden himself will visit Israel soon. “Look, regarding what happened in Gaza, in my opinion, Hamas and the extreme elements of Hamas do not represent all the Palestinian people. I think it is a mistake for Israel to occupy Gaza too. But entering to eliminate the extremists, (the Lebanese Shiite militia party) Hezbollah in the north and Hamas in the south, is a requirement,” stated
In his remarks, Biden specified, that although he believes that Hamas must be eliminated, “there must be a Palestinian authority” and there must be a path to a Palestinian state,” he said on CBS television.
Biden insisted that “that path, called ‘the two-state solution,’ has been American policy for decades.” However, he acknowledged that Israel would not agree to that option “right now.” “I think Israel understands that a significant part of the Palestinian people does not share the views of Hamas and Hezbollah,” he explained.
No ceasefire was initiated
Despite everything, he did not promote a ceasefire, even considering that the conflict, so far, has resulted in the lives of more than 2,600 Gazans and 1,300 Israelis, to which we must add more than 55 died in operations and combat. Israeli forces in the West Bank.
The one traveling to the area precisely this Monday is the Secretary of State of the United States, who will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu. One of the main objectives was to remove North American citizens from the area. Blinken has been with the president of Egypt before, where he reiterated that they continue to support Israel, but insisted on asking for the protection of civilians.
“Israel has the right to defend itself. But it must do so in a way that affirms the values we share of human life and dignity, taking all possible precautions to avoid harming civilians. “