BREAKING: Biden Issues Statement on Hamas Attacks in Israel

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President Joe Biden has issued a statement on the terrorist attacks that have rocked Israel today. The statement, released late Saturday morning, was sent out to media outlets. The president has not made any live comments on the matter.

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“The United States unequivocally condemns this appalling assault against Israel by Hamas terrorists from Gaza,” Biden said in the statement. “[A]nd I made clear to Prime Minister Netanyahu that we stand ready to offer all appropriate means of support to the Government and people of Israel.”

Israel was rocked by a simultaneous assault as 5,000 rockets were launched into urban areas while Hamas terrorists flooded the streets, kidnapping and killing civilians and soldiers. An original response from the administration was blasted on social media and several conservative outlets. 

You can see President Biden’s full statement below.


Statement from President Joe Biden Condemning Terrorist Attacks in Israel

This morning, I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu about the horrific and ongoing attacks in Israel. The United States unequivocally condemns this appalling assault against Israel by Hamas terrorists from Gaza, and I made clear to Prime Minister Netanyahu that we stand ready to offer all appropriate means of support to the Government and people of Israel. Terrorism is never justified. Israel has a right to defend itself and its people. The United States warns against any other party hostile to Israel seeking advantage in this situation. My Administration’s support for Israel’s security is rock solid and unwavering.

Jill and I are keeping in our prayers all of the families who have been hurt by this violence. We are heartbroken by the lives that have been tragically cut short and hope for a swift recovery for all those who have been wounded.

My team and I are tracking this situation closely, and I will remain in close touch with Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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