President Biden released a statement on Sunday night after a ceasefire was announced for Gaza following a three-day Israeli bombing campaign, which left at least 45 Palestinians dead, including 16 children.
The bombing campaign started on Friday when Israel targeted a leader of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in Gaza. The initial strike killed an Islamic Jihad leader, as well as a five-year-old girl, a 23-year-old woman, and seven other Palestinian men.
“My support for Israel’s security is long-standing and unwavering — including its right to defend itself against attacks. Over these recent days, Israel has defended its people from indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” Biden said.
Over the three days of bombings, the Islamic Jihad fired rockets into Israel, but no Israelis were killed. Biden said that the US was “proud” of its support for the Iron Dome, one of Israel’s missile defense systems.
“The United States is proud of our support for Israel’s Iron-Dome, which intercepted hundreds of rockets and saved countless lives. I commend Prime Minister Yair Lapid and his government’s steady leadership throughout the crisis,” Biden said.
After Israel’s previous massive bombing campaign in Gaza in May 2021, which killed 256 Palestinians, including 67 children, Israel asked the US for an additional $1 billion in military aid, on top of the $3.8 billion the US provides each year. The US obliged, and the extra $1 billion was included in an omnibus spending bill Biden signed into law back in March.
Israel has claimed that some of the dead were killed by misfired rockets that were launched in Gaza over the weekend. The Palestinian Health Ministry denies this claim and says they were all killed by Israeli airstrikes. According to Middle East Eye, Israel hasn’t provided “independently-verified evidence” to back up its assertion.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Monday that Israel achieved its goals in the bombing campaign. He claimed that Israel has made “special efforts” to avoid civilian casualties and said the death of children was “heartbreaking,” but added that Israel “would not apologize for defending its people with force.”
29 thoughts on “Biden Says He’s ‘Proud’ of US Support for Israel After Gaza Bombardment Kills 45, Including 16 Children”
Amerikkan ‘exceptionalism’ never stops killing children. Must be the ‘pride’ thing. Cowardly a@@holes haven’t won a war since WWII
Even that is questionable, Leinster.
After all it was the Russians, not the Amerikkkans, who defeated the Nazis.
I’m glad Biden’s proud. I’m totally disgusted with this slavish devotion to one of the world’s biggest state sponsors of terrorism.
If they are sponsors of state terrorism,they were given very good instructions by their neighbors.
They didn’t need any. They wouldn’t exist without it.
You need clear your mind and accept the way of peace and love. And for once you are right,without force “they” would have been thrown into the sea.
So, you admit you were wrong then. Good on you, it’s a learning experience. So, we agree, they are terrorists. Cute that you use the word “force”.
Not neighbors, but elders going back to the “People’s Will” and following the Russian Revolution, the Soviet secret police.
The US is the world’s biggest sponsor of terrorism.
No, it’s Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Disagree. The US makes terrorists.
I’d say they’re all pretty equal.
What a loathsome human being.
He’d have to i9mprove significantly to reach that status.
Don’t be angry at me, I’m just looking at the math. Here’s how Lapid makes the math work out: “…left at least 45 Palestinians dead, including 16 children.” Although “heartbreaking,” Israel still “achieved its goals in the bombing campaign.” Did I get it right?… No… Okay, you do your own math.
Can I say I hope Joe Biden strokes out?
You certainly can…!
I’m not allowed to say on this site what I’d like to do to ByeDone.
His actions and words are beyond senility; they qualify as nothing less than evil.
ByeDone, go to Middle East Eye and view the photographs of those beautiful children murdered by the Zionazis…children whose dreams, aspirations and futures were snuffed out by the most evil nation on this planet.
This statement shows Biden is complicit with the death of those Palestinians killed…! He has the blood of those people on his hands…!
Weak Presidents always pander to Israel, Israel always extorts weak Presidents.
so what does that make about 46 of them now?
What scum is governing the so-called democratic nations. Not just now, it is all we have had for decades. Their lies can’t get any bolder than they already are. They don’t even pretend they are telling the truth, the open contempt for the people is staggering. There is not one person deserving our respect, not a single one. The real world-class diplomats are on the other side. Nancy showed the world what an alcoholic fool she really is and the low quality of our government.
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Biden is absolutely typical and plays to type. Seen it before, been there done that with these peon presidents…
Give Bye-done a box of cracker jacks and send him home!
I’m surprised you chose to excise my comment regarding the ethnic composition of Biden’s cabinet, and also the fact that his children married into that particular ethnicity which is representative of Zionism. How can you conclude that is not pertinent when it represents the central and core explanation of why Biden responds as he does?
You are being very dishonest to yourself and your readers by excluding these facts. My esteem and sympathies for your professed ‘mission statement’ have dropped accordingly.
Jack Nicholson to Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men:” “You can’t handle the truth!” And it’s a shame. On you.
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