Today: Monday, 11 December 2023 year

Biden called on Israeli authorities not to be “blinded by rage.”

Biden called on Israeli authorities not to be “blinded by rage.”

US President Joe Biden said he called on Israeli authorities not to be “blinded by rage.”

As the American president noted, during his visit to Israel, he said that America was also furious during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

“I warned the Israeli government not to be blinded by rage,” Biden said during an address to the nation.

On October 7, Israel was subjected to an unprecedented-scale rocket attack from the Gaza Strip as part of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, announced by the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement. After this, the organization’s fighters penetrated into the border areas in southern Israel.

In response, the Israeli army launched Operation Iron Swords against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Within a few days, the Israeli military took control of all settlements near the border with Gaza and began air strikes on targets, including civilians, in the strip. Israel also announced a complete blockade of the Gaza Strip: the supply of water, food, electricity, medicine, and fuel was suspended.

The number of victims in the Gaza Strip has reached 3,785 people, including 1,524 children and 1,000 women, the Gaza Ministry of Health reported. In Israel, according to local authorities, more than 1,300 people were killed.

According to various sources, about 150 Israelis may be held captive by Hamas. The movement itself stated that there are about 200–250 prisoners in the Gaza Strip.