Thursday, May 13, 2021

Biden calls Netanyahu, says Israel ‘has right to defend itself’ against Hamas rockets

 President Biden on Wednesday spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reaffirm U.S. support for Israel after a night of bloodshed with civilians in Tel Aviv sheltering from Hamas rockets.

"I had a conversation with Bibi Netanyahu not so long ago. I’ll be putting out a statement very shortly on that," Biden told reporters at the White House.

"My expectation and hope is that this will be closing down sooner than later. But Israel has a right to defend itself against thousands of rockets flying into your territory."

1 comment :

  1. Yes but what's the definition of defence? Iron Dome? Occasional air strikes but only on specific, defined targets? A full offensive to clean out the terrorists once and for all? Israel might prefer the third option, Biden might be thinking of the first. Need to clarify - "Israel can and should do everything necessary to end these attacks" would be a much clearer statement.


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