In response to pressure from freedom fighters and members of his Democratic Party, United States President Joe Biden has called for an end to the violence in the Gaza Strip.
In a statement on Monday, the White House said Biden had “shown interest in ending the war and discussed US-Egypt alliance with its allies to do so” by calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“The president also said that he strongly supports Israel’s right to protect themselves from non-rocket demonstrations,” he said.
One day earlier, Netanyahu was He said The Israeli army in Gaza continues to maintain “absolute power”; Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since May 10 have killed more than 212 people, including 61 children, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Thousands of Palestinians have been displaced Israeli bombs, which began on May 10 after rockets were launched from Gaza into Israel.
Hamas, a Palestinian group that controls closed Palestinian territories, said the rockets were fired in retaliation for the forced evictions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Israel in an attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Biden “welcomed efforts to end civilian violence and to restore order in Jerusalem” and “urged Israel to do all it can to protect the innocent”, the White House called in the petition with Netanyahu.
Since the start of the war, Biden and his superiors have openly supported Israel, claiming that they are working with the military to try to escalate the violence.
But the US for the third time banned a UN document condemning Israel for its deadly war in Gaza – a series of criticisms.
U.S. Army General Mark Milley warned Monday of possible damage to the Gaza Strip to continue fighting. “No one wants to continue fighting,” Milley told reporters shortly before arriving in Brussels for talks with NATO allies, Reuters reporters said.
“What I see is that you can be at risk for everything, and you can be at risk for a lot of consequences if the fighting continues,” Milley said. “Multiplication is a wise thing at this time for all concerned.”
Abdullah of Jordan, calling on United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, stressed that “the people of the world must fulfill their responsibilities and move forward to end Israeli aggression and prevent recurrence, as well as to prevent violence in Gaza,” the court said in a statement. they.
John Hendren of Al Jazeera, speaking from Washington, DC, said Biden had been criticized from Republicans and members of the Democratic Party.
Speaking at the House of Representatives on May 13, Ambassador Rashida Tlaib, Palestinian from the United States, denied Biden and other regulatory authorities for failing to accept “Palestinian identity” amid Israeli threat.
“These words are stronger than we have ever heard in the past,” said Hendren, referring to recent comments from Tlaib and other Democratic representatives on the progress of Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Finally !! Our delay in helping to put out the blaze has led to the killing of children and the loss of lives.
Now Biden has to push for the end of the project. https://t.co/pfgDoIfpK0
– Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 17, 2021
Meanwhile, a group of 25 Democratic filmmakers have signed a letter to Biden over the weekend calling for an end to the war.
As the dead in Palestine continue in Gaza on Monday, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a former Israeli defense minister, has called for an end to the violence.
“I would like to see an end to the war as soon as possible and a cry for help,” Schumer told reporters at the US Capitol, saying he supported earlier statements by Senate Democrats and Republicans seeking to end the war.
“In the wake of the Hamas rocket strike and the Israeli response, both sides should realize that many lives have been lost and they should not continue the war,” said May 16 Senators Chris Murphy and Todd Young.
Hendren said “what is interesting” is that most of the Senate Democrats signed a letter urging Biden to end the war soon. “This is a criticism from Democrats that they are not doing enough,” he said.
Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Study in Washington, DC, said Biden’s administration had been following past presidents who supported Israel in times of crisis.
“Washington is constantly responding to Israeli protests in Gaza, or Lebanon, by refusing to allow the UN to force an end to the war … and to send more weapons to support US-based weapons available in the US,” Bennis told Al Jazeera in an email on Monday.