WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a strong and unequivocal response to the ongoing attacks in Israel, President Joe Biden issued a statement this morning, reaffirming the United States' unwavering support for Israel's security. President Biden condemned the "appalling assault" against Israel by Hamas fighter from Gaza, while emphasizing that terrorism is never justified.
The President's statement followed his conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he expressed his solidarity with the government and people of Israel. Here is the full text of the President's statement:
"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."
President Biden's statement underscores the United States' strong commitment to Israel's security and its stance against terrorism, emphasizing Israel's right to self-defense. The President also expressed his condolences for the victims of the attacks and his hope for a swift recovery for the wounded.
The situation in Israel remains a matter of concern, and President Biden's assurance of support is expected to be a crucial element in the ongoing response to these tragic events. The world will be closely monitoring developments as efforts to address this crisis continue.