Washington: “Israel has every right to defend itself against Hamas terrorist attacks. We fully support Israel’s actions, “said US President Joe Biden.
There has recently been trouble over a place of worship in the Western nation of Israel, Jerusalem. Israel expelled Palestinians in the area. Subsequently, Hamas launched a missile attack on Israel, from Gaza.
In retaliation, Israel has launched airstrikes. The nations of the world have expressed regret for this fight. In this case, the United States has expressed support for Israel’s action.
In a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Joe Biden said: Hamas terrorists are launching missile attacks on innocent Israelis. In the last few days alone, terrorists have fired more than 3,000 missiles.
In this case, Israel has every right to defend its country and its people. The United States fully supports this. We welcome actions against organizations including Hamas in Gaza. Peace must prevail in the region. A ceasefire must occur. The United States is in talks with allies, including Egypt, he said.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Tony Blinken contacted Israeli Foreign Minister Kofi Ashkenazi to inquire about the situation.
Fighting between Israel and Hamas has reached its second week. The six-storey building of the Islamic University was leveled during an Israeli airstrike.
The attack, which began on the 10th, has so far killed 212 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including 61 children and 36 women. Major roads have been damaged. Several apartment buildings were razed to the ground in Israel, killing at least 10 people, including a 5-year-old boy and a soldier.
In Jerusalem, incidents of violence between the two sides last week have been curtailed. But with the support of Palestinian leaders, the Palestinians in Israel are said to be likely to fight back.