Israel must obey rules of war: Biden

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As Israel launched the heaviest attacks on the Gaza Strip in recent years, more than a thousand Palestinians reportedly died. United States (US) President Biden called on the Netanyahu administration to ‘abide by the rules of war’.

Israel must obey rules of war: Biden

While Hamas' “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation caused a great shock in Israel, the Tel Aviv administration launched a major attack on the Gaza Strip, where more than 2 million civilians live. A warning came from the US after Israel bombed the Gaza Strip without any civilian-military indiscriminately. United States (US)President Joe Biden warned Israel of the "rules of war" in a statement made before a meeting with the leaders of the Jewish community living in the country at the White House.

‘DEADLIEST DAY SINCE HOLOCAUST’

"I argue that this is the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust," Biden said of the weekend attacks by Hamas' military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

In addition, the American president said that they had increased their military support for Israel, sending ammunition to resupply the Iron Dome, diverting a fleet of US aircraft carriers to the eastern Mediterranean, and sending fighter jets.

WARNING TO IRAN

"We told the Iranians to be careful," Biden said, noting that they were making efforts on the issue of US hostages.

EMPHASIS ON ‘RULES OF WAR'

Biden said that he told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that "it is really important that Israel acts according to the rules of war".

"There are rules of war," Biden said, emphasizing that he believed Israel was doing everything it could to bring the country together.

WHAT HAPPENED

Hamas's military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of October 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region.

The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that 830 people were killed and 4 thousand 250 people were injured in Gaza in the Israeli attacks.

In the occupied West Bank, it was reported that 1000 Israelis were killed in the attacks organized from Gaza and 5 thousand people were wounded, 106 of them seriously.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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