Just how weak does America look now? Trump brought peace to the region and Biden gave the terrorists the tools to undermine it, and dismissed the events leading up to it.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a press briefing that the Biden administration regards “serious concerns” about the continuous situation in Israel and Palestine, which included fights that left hundreds of injured in an annexed east Jerusalem. The violence eventually ended in rocket attacks towards Israel, which was answered with a missile strike on a Hamas military post. Esclation happened yesterday when Hamas overwhelmed the Start-Up Nation's Iron Dome by firing hundreds of Gazan made rockets and once the iron domes had fired, adding more including the better Fajir 5 Iranian missiles.
Those missiles carry a heavy payload and were responsible for at least 5 deaths in Israel yesterday alone, including an elderly woman and a five year old girl.
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., said in a tweet Monday that the Biden Administration "should strongly condemn Hamas and other terrorists that are exploiting tensions in Jerusalem to carry out rocket attacks against innocent civilians. The United States should unequivocally support Israel’s right to defend its citizens.”
Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told Fox News that the “actual actions” of the Biden administration have been “incredibly unhelpful” despite remarking that what the government is saying “sounds good.”
"They’ve given away all leverage right up front, and we’re seeing this is a theme with the Biden administration in terms of handing out cash hoping it fixes the situation. So they’ve already agreed to give hundreds of millions of dollars without any conditions," he said.
Waltz suggested that the Biden administration could have used this cash as leverage to get the Palestinian Authority to “denounce Hamas,” saying, “without changing the governing situation on the ground. There’s just endemic corruption within the Palestinian government that is a real disservice to is people. Yet, American taxpayer dollars are going to flow back into that situation."
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., a known Palestinian-supporter, claimed in an interview with MSNBC on Monday that the U.S. is “enabling” violence in the region by giving foreign aid to Israel, and slammed the Biden administration for failing to “declare” that Israel is using that aid to “commit human rights violations".
The White House said in a readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s call with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat last Sunday that “Mr. Sullivan highlighted recent engagements by senior U.S. officials with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials and key regional stakeholders to press for steps to ensure calm, deescalate tensions, and denounce violence.”
It added, “Mr. Sullivan also reiterated the United States’ serious concerns about the potential evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. They agreed that the launching of rocket attacks and incendiary balloons from Gaza towards Israel is unacceptable and must be condemned."