United States President, Joe Biden has finally spoken up on the rising violence between Israel and the Palestinians. There have been protests in Israel as over 1500 rockets have been fired from Gaza towards various locations in Israel, killing at least six Israelis. Israeli fighter jets have also been carrying out heavy bombardment on major buildings in Palestine.
It all started after Palestinian families were forced to vacate the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Some Palestinians started to protest against the expulsion and it turned violent as soon as Israelis forces fired rubber bullets at protesters, they also conducted a raid on Islam’s third holiest site, Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and dispersed Muslim worshippers, many of the Muslims who were worshipping in the compound were injured in the process, according to Aljazeera.
This caught the attention of Hamas, a Palestinian militant organization and they gave Israel an ultimatum to remove it’s forces from Al-Aqsa compound and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood which Israel didn’t listen to. The Palestinian militant organization, Hamas has now sent over 1500 rockets towards Israel, even though many were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system in Israel, some still landed and killed some Israelis.
The outrage on social media rose as soon as Israel started to carry out aerial strikes on key buildings in Palestine. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the aerial bombings won’t stop anytime soon. Key buildings have been brought down by Israeli war planes and various videos on social media showed the moment the fighter jets dropped bombs on buildings.
According Aljazeera; “Israeli air strikes on Gaza continued on Wednesday for a third day after Hamas fired hundreds of rockets on several Israeli cities in retaliation for the killing of civilians over the past three days.”
The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden has now spoken on the ongoing conflict and he made it clear that there is nothing wrong in Israel defending their own land. In a video that is currently going viral, Joe Biden revealed that his National Security Staff and Defense Staff have been in contact with Palestine and Israel. President Joe Biden stated that the situation would be resolved very soon but made it known that Israel has a right to defend itself when they have thousands of rockets fired into their territory.
According to his words; “I had a conversation with Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and I would be putting up a statement shortly on that. My hope and expectation is that this would be closing down sooner than later but Israel has a right to defend itself when they have thousands of rockets flying into their territory.”
Aljazeera confirmed that the death toll in Gaza have reached 65 as Israeli fighter jets continuous their bombardment.