Yesterday, Correspondent Barak Ravid reported that Biden reached out, via a letter, to Palestinian President Abbas. The White House spokesman told Ravid that “this is part of this administration’s ongoing outreach with the Palestinian leadership on a range of issues of mutual interest, including ongoing efforts to de-escalate violence and restore calm.”
Spoiler: Biden’s letter didn’t work.
Israel was forced to survive another night of constant rocket attacks by members of the terrorist group Hamas. Rockets fired toward Israel by Hamas were shared on videos by the Israeli Defense Force, the country’s military, and Hamas leaders. The terrifying ordeal, still waging on, forced Israelis to brace for potential impact inside bomb shelters.
Millions of Israeli civilians are running to bomb shelters as sirens sound across the country. pic.twitter.com/GD9ikMuTXl
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 12, 2021
Hamas’s leader, Ismail Haniyyeh, tweeted, “The bombing of Tel Aviv and the oil pipeline facility between Ashkelon and Eilat. God is great, and glory is to God alone.”
A separate tweet again by Haniyyeh said, “A friend called me a little while ago and told me laughing: “Many, unfortunately, the servant of those whom I know from here and there, and you know where exactly, are very angry and humiliation breaks them and oppression pervades them because you, O heroes, have broken their thorns and destroyed the Zionists while hiding in shelters below the earth, mourning for their persecution, which went in vain.”
The last 48 hours in Israel: pic.twitter.com/cEHq69Py4y
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 12, 2021
The Israeli Defense Force announced this morning that “combat soldier Staff Sgt. Omer Tabib of the Nahal Brigade” died this morning after Hamas fired an Anti-Tank missile into Israel.”
The Jewish Republican Alliance sent a statement supporting Israel and condemning “the recent and ongoing unprovoked attacks on the State of Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East.”
The statement continued saying, “We unequivocally support Israel’s right to defend itself and to take whatever measures it sees fit to protect its citizens from the barrage of rocket attacks and other forms of terrorism being perpetrated against Israeli citizens.”
Hamas spent the night intentionally sending bombs to areas they knew housed civilians. The terrorist group didn’t aim for typical military targets. Instead, seemingly searching for mass casualty sites.
The Times of Israel reports that “some 1,200 rockets have been launched from Gaza since the start of fighting on Monday.” The IDF told the publication that although the Iron Dome, Israel’s aerial defense system, successfully blocks most of Hamas’s rockets. It can only “intercept between 85 and 90% of rockets heading toward populated areas.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “yesterday I told those sons of darkness, the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists, that their blood is forfeit, and a short while ago, we illuminated top commanders of the Hamas general staff. Including the Gaza City Brigade commander and other commanders, and this is just the beginning.”
PM Netanyahu promised, “We’ll hit them as they have never dreamed possible.”
Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism.
Palestinians deserve protection.
Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians.
It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid. https://t.co/vWWQfMqBkT
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 10, 2021
Rep. Ilhan Omar doesn’t believe Israel should be able to defend itself against Hamas terrorist attacks. She tweeted, “Israeli airstrikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism. Palestinians deserve protection.
Omar pretends to care about Muslim lives but stays silent as millions of Chinese Muslims are tortured in concentration camps. It’s all an act that allows her to remain in Congress and vote for pro-Palestinian legislation and tweet anti-Semitism disguised as genuine concern.
With the help of Democrats like Ilhan Omar, Joe Biden’s administration gave Palestinians $15 million in foreign aid back in March. The White House said that “The U.S. Government is pleased to announce $15 million in humanitarian assistance for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing these funds to address the most urgent, life-saving humanitarian needs in the West Bank and Gaza.”
Is it possible that the terrorist group, Hamas, used the money for rockets instead of Gaza’s suffering people?