Israel to receive unique financing package: US President

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United States (US) President Joe Biden gave full support to Israel in his highly anticipated address to the nation. Stating that they will present a financing package to Congress to support Israel, Biden stated that it will be an unprecedented package.

Israel to receive unique financing package: US President

United States (US) President Joe Biden addressed the nation from the Oval Office. He stated that the budget he will request from the US Congress today will reaffirm his unprecedented commitment to Israel's security.

"This is a smart investment. It will profit American security for generations," Biden said.

Expressing his open support for Israel in the Palestinian-Israeli war, which is getting worse day by day, Biden stated that the "security package" he demanded Congress fund would strengthen Israel's military superiority.

"We will make other hostile actors in the region realize that Israel is stronger than ever, and we will prevent the conflict from spreading," he said.

'HAMAS AND PUTIN MUST NOT WIN'

Joe Biden pointed out that there are some separatists in the United States, noting that time is very precious.

"We cannot allow terrorists like Hamas and dictators like Russian President Vladimir Putin to win. I cannot allow that. Hamas and Putin pose different threats, but they have one thing in common, they both want to completely destroy their democratic neighbours," he said.

Biden reminded that the US had previously underlined that it would not send troops to Ukraine and stated that Ukraine's only request was for help to remove Russian forces from their country.

"Tomorrow I will submit an emergency budget request to Congress to support partners, including Israel and Ukraine, within the framework of America's national security needs," he emphasized.

HOSPITAL ATTACK CALLED ‘EXPLOSION’

Speaking about his visit to Israel, Biden noted that the most important priority of the US is the safety of American citizens taken hostage by Hamas. Biden announced that the number of Americans killed in Hamas' attack on October 7 has risen to 32.

"We cannot give up on peace, we cannot abandon the two-state solution," Biden said, adding that the US remains committed to the Palestinian people.

Biden stated that he was deeply saddened by the "explosion in the hospital in Gaza" and reiterated that it was not carried out by Israelis.

The American president highlighted that Hamas does not represent the entire Palestinian people.

"Yesterday, in my talks with the leaders of Israel and Egypt, I secured the first shipment of humanitarian aid from the United Nations to the Palestinians in Gaza," he recalled.

ISRAEL MUST ABIDE BY RULES OF WAR

Biden stated that he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also discussed the importance of Israel's need to act "in accordance with the rules of war". He emphasized that he wanted civilians to be protected as much as possible in this war.

REJECTION OF ANTI-SEMITISM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA

Noting that after the 7 October attacks, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia increased in the USA, Biden reacted to the murder of a 6-year-old Muslim child last week.

"We cannot remain silent while this is happening. We must clearly reject anti-Semitism and Islamophobia," he added.

WHAT HAPPENED

Hamas' 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 approximately 3 thousand people were killed and more than 10 thousand 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.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2 and a half million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

Most recently, Israel attacked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, killing civilians.

Source: Newsroom

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