Joe Biden says Benjamin Netanyahu’s approach to Gaza is a ‘mistake’

Joe Biden says Benjamin Netanyahu’s approach to Gaza is a ‘mistake’

Joe Biden called Benjamin Netanyahu’s approach to the Gaza war a “mistake.”

The American president is increasingly publicly criticizing the Israeli Prime Minister and the way in which Israel is carrying out its military offensive.

“I think what he is doing is wrong. I don’t agree with his approach,” Mr. Biden said in comments to Univision, a Spanish-language American television network.

“What I’m asking is that the Israelis simply demand a cease-fire and allow, for the next six to eight weeks, full access to all food and medicine coming into the country,” he added. president.

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The interview was conducted last week and published on Tuesday.

Mr. Biden has already called Israeli bombings Gaza “blind” and its “exaggerated” military actions.

It comes as Muslims in Gaza begin celebrating Eid under the continuing threat of an Israeli army offensive on Rafah, where more than a million Palestinians are sheltering.

Palestinians praying for Eid al-Fitr near the ruins of the al Farouk mosque in Rafah. Photo: Reuters

The White House said last week that the president, in a call with Mr. Netanyahu, had threatened to condition American support for the Israeli offensive on taking concrete steps to protect aid workers and civilians.

This call followed the Israeli airstrike which killed seven employees from the humanitarian group World Central Kitchen.

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Despite pressure to ban arms sales to Israel, Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron said that UK position remains ‘unchanged’.

He made the comment after being asked about the latest advice received by his government on whether Israel had violated international law in Gaza.

Three former Supreme Court justices recently joined more than 600 lawyers by calling the British government to stop arms sales to Israel, saying it could make Britain complicit in the genocide in Gaza.

The UK supplied £42 million worth of arms to Israel in 2022.


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