As Barrage of Israeli airstrikes In the besieged Gaza Strip late Wednesday night, US President Joe Biden said Israel had “the right to defend itself” against rocket fire from the coastal Palestinian territories.
In a brief comment to reporters, Biden said, “His hope is that we will see this happen sooner rather than later.”
At least 5 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza since Monday, and at least 5 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza since Monday after Hamas fired rockets at Israel in response to the ongoing Israeli crackdown on Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem.
The United States, a major supporter of Israel, which provides দেশ 3.7 billion a year in military aid to the country, has called for “this.”Put a brake on the Israelites“The occupation has led to an increase in violence in the Palestinian territories and within Israel itself.
Earlier in the day, Baiden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said in a statement.
“He is committed to the protection of Israel and the legitimate right of Israel to defend itself and its people, while protecting civilians. He also noted the enthusiasm of the United States for the restoration of stable peace, “the statement said.
In a joint statement with Netanyahu, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called on the United States to “strongly support Israel’s right to self-defense” and “call on all parties to end tensions and end violence.”
The State Department announced that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hadi Amr was being sent to Israel to escalate the conflict between Israeli and Palestinian officials and to end the violence.
Amr is currently the top official in the State Department for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs, an American from Lebanon who served as US diplomat for the Middle East from 2010 to 2017.
At a news conference Wednesday, Blinken said Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman was also working with Middle East officials to resolve the conflict.
“We are involved with all parties, including the Palestinians, and will continue to do so,” Blinken said. “The most important thing now is for all around, to stop the violence, to grow non-violently and to move towards peace.”
There have been dozens of Palestinians Killed in continued Israeli airstrikes In Gaza, the local health ministry said more than 300 Palestinians had been injured. Six people, including a child, have been killed in Israel. The Israeli military says about 1,500 rockets have been fired from Gaza into various Israeli locations.
Netanyahu said late Tuesday that Hamas, the ruler of Gaza, and the Islamic Jihad group in Palestine “must pay a very heavy price for their fight” and said Israel was “at the top of a heavy campaign.” Hamas has vowed to retaliate if Israeli airstrikes continue.
White House Press Secretary Jane Sasaki said there have been more than 25 high-level calls and meetings between senior officials in the Biden administration with officials from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Egypt and Jordan since Wicken.
“We are in regular dialogue more than once a day … with Egyptian and Qatari officials … who are having a significant impact on Hamas, and our goal is day-to-day escalation.
Mike Hannah of Al Jazeera, published from Washington, D.C., says the Biden administration is “conducting intense diplomacy” but is under pressure from both Republicans and Democratic lawyers.
Republicans have argued that Biden is moving away from Washington’s strong relationship with Israel, while some progressive Democrats have criticized him for avoiding imposing some kind of sanctions on Israel in order to take action against the Palestinians.
Democratic Majority Leader Stanny Hoyer issued a statement Wednesday in support of Israel’s move and condemning Hamas, but 25 Democrats also sent a letter to Blinken urging Israel to stop its planned forced expulsion of Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem.
Forced displacement in Palestinian families #Shikhjarah This is a brutal human rights violation.
We must protect human rights everywhere. pic.twitter.com/ZIHtv5Sto6
– Congresswoman Mary Newman (@RepmaryNewman) 12, 2021
Several Palestinian families have been threatened with forced eviction from their homes in the vicinity of Sheikh Zararah, who has been trying to occupy the Jewish population for decades.
The UN last week Called on Israel Withdrawal of a forcible deportation could amount to war crimes.
In their letter on Wednesday, U.S. Democratic lawmakers, including Congresswomen Mary Newman, Rashida Clive, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also said the move violates international law.
“We urge the State Department to apply diplomatic pressure to prevent this from happening,” they said.