calls Hamas assault worse than 9/11

32 calls Hamas assault worse than 9/11

October 7 was “like fifteen” Al-Qaeda assaults, the US president stated in Tel Aviv

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday argued that the Hamas assault on Israel was worse than the 2001 terrorist assaults on New York and Washington, and vowed that America would “endlessly” stand with the Jewish state.

At the very least 31 Individuals had been amongst “greater than 1,300 harmless Israelis” killed by Hamas on October 7, Biden instructed the viewers in Tel Aviv, from the music competition close to the Gaza border to the close by villages and kibbutzes. 

“Youngsters slaughtered. Infants slaughtered. Whole households massacred. Rape, beheadings, our bodies burned alive,” Biden recited, evaluating Hamas to Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) and their atrocities to “pure unadulterated evil” that can not be rationalized or excused.

“Since this terrorist assault passed off, we’ve seen it described as Israel’s 9/11. However for a nation the dimensions of Israel, it was like fifteen 9/11s,” Biden stated. “The size could also be completely different, however I’m certain these horrors have tapped into some type of primal feeling in Israel, identical to it did and felt within the US.”

The US chief urged Israelis to not get “consumed” by the “all-consuming rage” they absolutely really feel, noting that the Individuals had been additionally enraged after 9/11, “and whereas we sought justice and received justice, we additionally made errors.”

Biden famous that Hamas “doesn’t characterize the Palestinian folks,” who’re “struggling vastly as nicely.” The folks of Gaza “want meals, water, drugs, shelter,” and the US has requested Israel to comply with humanitarian deliveries from Egypt to the Palestinian territory – as long as they’re inspected and don’t go to Hamas.

The US has pledged $100 million in new humanitarian help to each Gaza and the West Financial institution, to help greater than 1,000,000 displaced and conflict-affected Palestinians, Biden introduced.

In accordance with Biden, peace will solely include a “two-state resolution” and the current assaults have solely strengthened his “dedication and willpower” to get that executed.

“You aren’t alone. So long as the USA stands – and we’ll stand endlessly – we won’t allow you to ever be alone,” Biden instructed the Israeli viewers, concluding, “Israel shall be a secure, safe, Jewish, and Democratic state as we speak, tomorrow, and endlessly.”

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