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Biden explains why Israel may lose international support

Biden explains why Israel may lose international support Israel is gradually losing the world's support over the bombing of Gaza (Photo: Getty Images)

U.S. President Joe Biden has said that Israel is beginning to lose global support because of the "indiscriminate bombing" of the Gaza Strip, according to the BBC.

The head of the White House confirmed that Israel can count on U.S. support, but issued a direct warning to his government.

"Israel's security can rest on the United States, but right now it has more than the United States. It has the European Union, it has Europe, it has most of the world," he told donors to his 2024 re-election campaign in Washington.

At the same time, Biden added that there is "no doubt about the need to fight Hamas," and Israel has "every right" to do so.

Israel's deterrence tactics

The U.S. president has faced growing pressure, particularly from his own Democratic Party, to curb Israel's military campaign. Recently, Washington called on Tel Aviv to "value human life" and give clearer instructions to allow people to escape the conflict in Gaza.

Senior U.S. officials have also shown increasing dissatisfaction with Israel's response.

According to the latest figures from the Hamas-run Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, more than 18,400 people have been killed by Israeli bombardment since October 7, while Hamas fighters have broken through the heavily guarded Israeli perimeter and killed 1,200 people.

A day without Hamas

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country has received "full support" from the United States in its ground war and is on the path to destroying Hamas and releasing hostages. According to him, Washington has blocked "international pressure to end the war."

"Yes, there is disagreement about 'the day after Hamas' and I hope that we will reach [an] agreement here as well," Netanyahu said.

Israel's war with Hamas

On October 7, militants of the radical Palestinian movement Hamas attacked Israel from the Gaza Strip. During the attack, terrorists massacred and kidnapped military and civilians, and simultaneously fired rockets at the country's largest cities. According to official figures, more than 1,400 people died as a result of the Hamas attack on the first day alone.

In late October, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a ground military operation in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that the purpose of the operation was to completely destroy Hamas' operational and governmental capabilities, as well as to release hostages.

According to the IDF, more than 7,000 militants of the group have been eliminated during the operation in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said that the "invincible" Hamas battalions in the north of the Gaza Strip are on the verge of destruction.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Israeli Defense Forces began flooding Hamas underground tunnels in the Gaza Strip.