US President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House on the 13th that the Israeli army’s air bombing of Gaza Strip was “not a significant overreaction.” In support of Israel’s right to self-defense, he also expressed his intention to work with the countries concerned to ease tensions.
Israel has been hit by rockets from the Islamic fundamentalist organization Hamas and has been bombing in retaliation. According to Gaza health officials, Israeli airstrikes since the 10th have killed more than 100 people, including children, but Biden has justified the airstrikes at this point. Israel, which has been endorsed by the United States, may intensify its offensive.
Over the engagement, Mr Biden expressed concern about “rockets being indiscriminately shot into residential areas” in light of Hamas’ attacks on Israel. “The question is how can we significantly reduce attacks,” he said. It also reiterated its policy of encouraging Israel and Palestine to restrain themselves in collaboration with Middle Eastern countries.