US President Joe Biden stated the Hamas assault on Israel is an unadulterated evil unleashed on the world, and added that no less than 14 Americans had been killed within the incident.
Biden additionally stated it was Hamas’ acknowledged goal to annihilate the state of Israel and kill Jewish individuals.
“There are moments in this life and I mean this literally when pure, unadulterated evil is unleashed on this world. The people of Israel lived through one such moment this weekend. The bloody hands of the terrorist organisation Hamas a group whose stated purpose for being is to kill Jews,” Biden stated in his tackle to the nation from the White Home.
The US president has earlier vowed his administration’s “rock solid and unwavering” assist to Israel. The USA has launched a serious world diplomatic drive to garner assist for Israel and take mandatory motion in opposition to Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Hamas launched a wave of assaults on Israel on Saturday, killing tons of of individuals, within the largest escalation within the battle in a long time. Israel has already responded with a wave of air strikes on Gaza, killing over 800 individuals.
Biden stated the US has additionally enhanced its navy pressure posture within the area.
“This was an act of sheer evil. More than 1,000 civilians were slaughtered not just killed, slaughtered in Israel. Among them, at least 14 American citizens were killed. Parents butchered (who were) using their bodies to try to protect their children. Stomach-turning reports of babies being killed. Entire families slain. Young people were massacred while attending a musical festival to celebrate peace,” he stated.
Asserting that Hamas’ motion in Israel was terrorism, Biden stated they resemble the worst rampages of ISIS.
“It’s abhorrent. The brutality of Hamas this bloodthirstiness brings to mind the worst, the worst rampages of ISIS. This is terrorism. But sadly, for the Jewish people, it’s not new,” he stated.
“This attack has brought to the surface painful memories and the scars left by a millennia of antisemitism and genocide of the Jewish people. So, in this moment, we must be crystal clear. We stand with Israel. We stand with Israel. And we will make sure Israel has what it needs to take care of its citizens, defend itself, and respond to this attack. There is no justification for terrorism. There is no excuse,” the US president stated.
In the meantime, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken stated that he’ll journey to Israel and Jordan from October 11-13, the place he’ll meet with senior officers.
The Secretary will reiterate his condolences for the victims of the terrorist assaults in opposition to Israel and condemn these assaults within the strongest phrases. The Secretary may also reaffirm america’ solidarity with the federal government and other people of Israel. He may also talk about measures to bolster Israel’s safety and underscore america’ unwavering assist for Israel’s proper to defend itself, stated the State Division.
Blinken spoke with Israeli President Isaac Herzog to reaffirm unwavering the US’ assist for Israel’s proper to defend itself. He reiterated his condolences for all these killed or injured and for these nonetheless lacking.
In his tackle, Biden stated that Hamas doesn’t stand for the Palestinian individuals’s proper to dignity and self-determination. Its acknowledged goal is the annihilation of the state of Israel and the homicide of Jewish individuals, and added that they use Palestinian civilians as human shields, he stated.
“Hamas offers nothing but terror and bloodshed with no regard to who pays the price. The loss of innocent life is heartbreaking. Like every nation in the world, Israel has the right to respond,” Biden stated.
Biden additionally added that he spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the third time since Hamas’ assault. “I told him if the United States experienced what Israel is experiencing, our response would be swift, decisive, and overwhelming,” he stated.