Israel-Hamas War: “Israel has the right to defend itself. We must make sure they have what they need to protect their people today and always,” Joe Biden said.
US President Joe Biden has affirmed that the US remains committed to the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and self-determination, despite the terror attack by Hamas. Biden conveyed this message to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stating that Israel must operate by the laws of war in its war against Hamas. He called for a two-state solution in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, stating that Israel has the right to defend itself while also protecting civilians in combat. Biden secured an agreement for the first shipment of humanitarian assistance for Palestinian civilians in Gaza, stating that a two-state solution cannot be given up.
Biden has requested over USD 105 billion from Congress as part of a package to provide security assistance for the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Israel. During his visit to Israel, Biden pledged unwavering support for Israel but also successfully made the case to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his war cabinet to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza. The US remains committed to the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and self-determination, and Biden’s support for Israel and the Palestinian people remains unwavering.