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‘Hamas makes al-Qaeda look pure’: Joe Biden hits out at Hamas

File picture of US President Joe Biden. AP

Palestinian militant group Hamas, which attacked Israel final week taking greater than 1,000 harmless lives, is worse than al-Qaeda, US President Joe Biden stated Friday.

“The more we learned about the attack, the more horrifying it becomes. More than 1,000 innocent lives lost, including at least 27 Americans,” Biden stated on the prime of his remarks on Hydrogen Hubs in Philadelphia.

“These guys make — they make al-Qaeda look pure. They’re pure evil. Like I said from the beginning, the United States, make no mistake about it, stands with Israel. The United States stands with Israel,” Biden stated.

“Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Israel yesterday, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is there today,” the President stated.

“We’re making sure Israel has what it needs to defend itself and respond to these attacks. It’s also a priority for me to urgently address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza,” he stated.

Biden stated at his route, his groups are working within the area, together with speaking straight with the governments of Israel, Egypt, Jordan and different Arab nations, and the United Nations to surge help and humanitarian penalties for Hamas assault to assist Israel.

“We can’t lose sight of the fact that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians had nothing to do with Hamas and Hamas’s appalling attacks, and their suffering as a result, as well. This morning, I spoke with the family members of all those Americans who are still unaccounted for, on a Zoom call, for about an hour and 10, 15 minutes,” he stated.

“They’re going through agony not knowing what the status of their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, children are. You know, it’s gut wrenching. I assured them my personal commitment to do everything possible — everything possible to return every missing American to their families,” he stated.

“We’re working round the clock to secure the release of Americans held by Hamas, in close cooperation with Israel and our partners around the region, and we’re not going to stop till we bring them home,” Biden stated on the occasion.

Throughout a press gaggle, White Home Principal Deputy Secretary Olivia Dalton stated the US goes to proceed that degree of serious engagement as they proceed to face shoulder to shoulder with Israel and guarantee that they’ve each degree of help within the days and weeks forward.

The US continues to aggressively work with Egypt and Israel to navigate the chance and create the circumstances for the potential of corridors for each protected passage for civilians who need to depart Gaza and flee the hazard and in addition for humanitarian corridors to permit humanitarian help that’s critically wanted to replenish stockpiles inside Gaza.

“Both of these things are critically important.  We continue to talk to our Egyptian and Israeli allies about the importance of those things also with the UN,” Dalton stated.

“Hamas continues to engage in tactics like using tunnels under residential buildings to conduct their operations, holing up in hospitals and mosques and schools. This is a terrorist organization with no regard for human life, with no regard for civilians. It is barbaric and brutal, and we’ve got to continue to call it out,” he stated.

Armed Hamas militants primarily based within the Gaza Strip blasted by way of the Israeli safety fence and streamed into Israel by land, air and sea on Saturday, in what’s now described as an unprecedented assault.

Since then, the assault has killed greater than 1,300 individuals in Israel whereas the Israeli counter-airstrikes have killed greater than 1,530 individuals in Gaza. Israel has claimed roughly 1,500 Hamas militants have been killed inside Israel.

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