The Biden Administration is under fire for a tweet that was sent out and then quickly deleted by the U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs. The tweet urged Israel not to retaliate against the widespread attacks on its civilians by Islamist terrorists from the Gaza Strip. This comes as the violence in the region has escalated dramatically, with thousands of rockets and mortar rounds being fired into Israeli cities, and Islamist militants carrying out brutal attacks on civilians.
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The situation on the ground is truly horrifying, with jihadists killing innocent civilians in their homes, cars, and bus stops. Israeli soldiers have also been captured and paraded through the streets of Palestinian territory. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared a state of war and mobilized tens of thousands of reservists. Battles are ongoing in southern Israel against the militants, while offensive operations are being carried out against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
It is shocking that the Biden Administration would tweet a message urging Israel not to respond with force in the face of such horrific violence. The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before it generated intense criticism from people across the political spectrum. It is particularly concerning given the recent prisoner exchange with Iran, in which $6 billion in cash was wired to the Iranian regime. There are suspicions that Iran may have played a role in financing or planning these attacks, especially given the presence of Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants along the Israel-Lebanon border.
This is a developing story, and it remains to be seen how the Biden Administration will respond to the criticism and address the escalating violence in the region. But one thing is clear: the safety and security of the Israeli people must be a top priority, and any attempt to downplay or dismiss the seriousness of these attacks is deeply troubling.