May 21, 2024

‘I Support Israel’s Right to Win Its War on Terror’

Former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden for setting “the world on fire” and referred to feedback made earlier this week that he would withhold weapons and artillery from Israel.

During a rally at Wildwood, New Jersey, on Saturday, Trump referred to comments Biden made throughout a CNN interview during which he stated he would withhold weapons from Israel if it invaded Rafah, Hamas’s final stronghold.

Biden’s feedback got here days after Hamas had fired a barrage of rockets from Rafah towards the Kerem Shalom border crossing, which is used as the principle entry level for humanitarian help getting into the Gaza Strip.

In response to Hamas’s assault, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) urged residents in Rafah to search security and evacuate earlier than sending tanks into Rafah on Tuesday and taking management of the border crossing it shares with Egypt.

Trump continued to add in the course of the rally that he supported “Israel’s right to win its war on terror.”

“Crooked Joe has not just set our economy on fire, he has truly set the world on fire,” Trump said. “If you want to know how weak and pathetic a president really is, I mean the things they do, just think about this. This week he announced that he will withhold shipping weapons to Israel as they fight to eradicate Hamas terrorists in Gaza. It was shocking to hear it, even while there are still American hostages being held by Hamas.”

Hamas attacked Israel by land, sea, and air on October 7, 2023, murdering 1,200 Israelis and taking greater than 250 folks as hostages. While some hostages have been launched – there are nonetheless round 130 folks being held hostage, a few of whom are usually not nonetheless alive.

Of the hostages remaining, there are nonetheless five American hostages held by Hamas.

“They’re saying, October 7 never happened. You know they say that, and Biden has fallen for it. Crooked Joe’s action is one of the worst betrayals of an American ally in the history of our country,” Trump added. “I support Israel’s right to win its war on terror. Is that okay? I don’t know. I don’t know if that’s good or bad politically. I don’t care. I mean, you got to do what’s right. It was a terrible attack. October 7 was a terrible attack.”

A poll from the Pew Research Center in March confirmed that 58 p.c of Americans felt that Israel’s causes for preventing towards Hamas have been justified. However, 38 p.c of Americans felt Israel’s conflict actions have been acceptable, whereas 34 p.c felt they have been unacceptable, and 26 p.c have been undecided.