The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has assured his support for the nation of Israel after they suffered an attack by a Palestinian group, Hamas, on Saturday.
He made this known while delivering his remarks on the attack via his X handle on Saturday evening.
Biden wrote, “In this moment of tragedy, I want to say that the United States stands with Israel, we will not ever fail to have her back. We’ll make sure that they have the help that her citizens need and they can continue to defend themselves.
“The world has seen appalling images, thousands of rockets in the space of hours raining down on Israeli cities killing not only the soldiers but Israeli civilians in the streets, in their homes. Innocent people were murdered, wounded, and entire families taken hostage by Hamas.
“The United States stands with the people of Israel in the face of this terrorist assault.
“Israel has the right to defend itself and its people. There is never a justification for terrorist attacks.”
Medical sources in Gaza confirmed that at least 232 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air attacks launched after a Hamas offensive against Israel that killed at least 200 citizens.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in a televised address, had promised that Israel would defeat Hamas, but the fighting “will take time”.
He said “what happened today has not been not seen in Israel, and I will make sure that it does not happen again.”
Netanyahu added Israel will “reach every place Hamas is hiding”, telling residents of Gaza to “leave those places now”.
Referring to Israeli captives being held in Gaza, he said, “I tell Hamas, you are responsible for wellbeing of captives, Israel will settle the score with anyone who harms them.”
According to Al-Jazeera, a medical doctor, Belal Dabour, says one of the hospitals in Gaza he frequented earlier today was jam-packed as families searched frantically for their loved ones who may have been killed or injured amid Israeli attacks.
“It was very crowded. The death toll in Gaza is staggering. You can imagine the number of relatives searching for their loved ones, in addition to people who came to to support their families,” he added.
Meanwhile, Dabour said some were there to donate blood while others showed up to seek refuge in the hospital vicinity.
“They believe hospitals are relatively safe, especially people living by the eastern borders of Gaza. This has been a trend in previous wars,” he added.