The chasm between embattled President Joe Biden and even more radical Democrats only deepened Wednesday. He told reporters in San Francisco that Israel’s war on Hamas will not end until the terrorist group “no longer maintains the capacity to murder and do horrific things to Israelis.”
This is diametrically opposed to many strident leftists who blame Israel for the bloodshed in Gaza.
Shocking revelations Wednesday by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) showed that Hamas is headquartered at Shifa Hospital. This is a blatant effort to trap Israel into attacking a medical facility, and the terrorist presence is a violation of laws governing war.
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Biden acknowledged this while addressing a press conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
The Democrat, showing a moment of clarity from his normal stumbling from issue to issue, declared that Hamas committed “the first war crime.” This is an indisputable fact in light of the Oct. 7 terrorist attack that killed over 1,400 Israelis and ended with the taking of hundreds of hostages.
A reporter pressed Biden on the length of time Washington is willing to support Israel’s attempt to root out Hamas.
The 2024 Democratic incumbent said the IDF is fighting under “an obligation to use as much caution as they can in going after their targets. Hamas said they plan to attack Israelis again, and this is a terrible dilemma.”
Biden acknowledged that negotiations brokered by Qatar are ongoing to secure the release of the over 240 hostages held by Hamas. He said he is “mildly hopeful” that a deal will be reached.
None of this is good news for a large swath of the president’s supporters. Leftists in the U.S. and across the globe have taken to the streets to show their backing of Hamas terrorists and hatred of the Jewish state.
There is widespread disagreement in the Democratic administration over the White House and its support for Tel Aviv. A dissent memo signed by dozens of lower-level staffers slammed Washington’s backing of Israel in its fight with terrorism.
The writing, revealed last week, demanded that the U.S. push Israel toward a ceasefire. This is straight out of Hamas talking points echoed by the terrorists’ leftist allies.
The staffers also urged the Biden administration to change its messaging concerning Israel. The memo said that criticism of Israel’s military campaign against Hamas is necessary to show the U.S. is not “a biased and dishonest actor.”