Biden Issues Major Warning To Israel

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( – During a visit to Israel, President Biden issued a warning, drawing parallels between Israel’s current situation and the U.S.’s post-9/11 actions and urging Israel to avoid the pitfalls the U.S. encountered in its aftermath. This statement came amid anticipations of an Israeli ground operation following the Hamas-initiated attacks, which claimed over a thousand Israeli lives and stirred fears of an escalated regional conflict.

In Tel Aviv, Biden emphasized his staunch backing for Israel, relating the recent terrorist onslaught to multiple 9/11-scale events for the relatively small nation. He acknowledged the visceral emotions these attacks have stirred, akin to what the U.S. experienced after 9/11—shock, agony, and an overwhelming fury. However, Biden underscored the importance of not letting this fury dictate their actions, acknowledging that while the U.S. pursued and achieved justice post-9/11, it also faltered.

Highlighting the complexities of wartime decisions, Biden reminded us that potential repercussions must be meticulously considered, pointing out the suffering of the Palestinian populace, the majority of whom, he stressed, aren’t affiliated with Hamas. He reflected on the U.S.’s post-9/11 military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, emphasizing their protracted nature and significant human cost. Biden’s presidency witnessed the tumultuous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in 2021, a consequence of these campaigns.

The context for Biden’s remarks is critical, as Israeli retaliation has resulted in numerous Palestinian fatalities in Hamas-dominated Gaza, and there are indications of an imminent full-scale operation. This situation has caught global attention, with growing concerns over a humanitarian disaster in Gaza as civilians there face severe shortages.

Tensions further escalated following a catastrophic explosion at a Gaza hospital, which resulted in substantial casualties amid Israel’s intensive aerial operations. While accusations pointed towards Israel, both President Biden and the White House clarified that preliminary findings absolve Israeli forces of the incident.

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