The US president Joe Biden issued a statement earlier on Saturday in support of Israel following a Hamas attack against the country. Hamas militants penetrated Israel from Gaza in a surprise attack after launching a barrage of deadly rockets across Israel. Over 100 Israelis are believed to have lost their lives in the Saturday dawn incursion.
The statement from Joe Biden came amid calls by other countries for de- escalation in Gaza. Media reports indicate that Brazil seeks to call an urgent UN Security Council meeting to address the situation on Gaza and Israel.
In a call to the Israeli Prime Minister, Joe Biden offered his unwavering support to Israel emphasizing in a statement that Israel has a right to defend itself and it’s people. “My administration’s support for Israel’s security is rock solid and unwavering,” said Biden. Hamas fighters were able to breach the security fence and penetrate several military installations in a surprise attack against Israel.
The US president also warned other parties hostile to Israel from taking advantage of the ongoing violence in Israel and offered all appropriate means of support to the government and people of Israel. “The United States unequivocally condemns this appalling assault against Israel by Hamas terrorists from Gaza,” said Biden.
In a photo released by Hamas, a bulldozer was seen ramming through a part of the border fence while another militant crossed the border on a parachute. President Biden said that his administration is tracking the situation in Israel closely as he, together with the first lady, Jill keep in their prayers all the families hurt by the violence.
Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager
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