© ShahBlogger. FILE PHOTO: Biden attends a gathering with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as he visits Israel amid the continuing battle between Israel and Hamas, in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 18, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein//File Picture

By Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason

WOODSIDE, California (ShahBlogger) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday stated he had made it clear to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu {that a} two-state answer was the one reply to resolve the Israel-Palestinian battle and that occupying Gaza could be “an enormous mistake.”

Biden instructed reporters he was doing all the pieces in his energy to free hostages held by the Hamas militant group in Gaza, however that didn’t imply sending within the U.S. navy.

The U.S. president had instructed reporters this week that his message to the hostages was “Grasp in there, we’re coming,” elevating questions on what he meant.

Requested to make clear the remark, Biden instructed a information convention: “What I meant was, I am doing all the pieces in my energy to get you out. Coming that will help you, get you out. I do not imply sending in navy in there … I used to be not speaking in regards to the navy.”

Biden stated he was engaged on the problem consistently, and wouldn’t cease till the hostages – together with a three-year-old American little one – had been freed.

Qatar, the place Hamas operates a political workplace, has been main mediation between the Islamist militant group and Israeli officers for the discharge of greater than 240 hostages. They had been taken by militants once they stormed into Israel on Oct. 7. Israel says 1,200 folks had been killed in the course of the rampage.

Israel then launched an unrelenting bombardment of Hamas-ruled Gaza and late final month started an armoured invasion of the enclave, the place greater than 11,000 folks have been killed, round 40% of them youngsters with extra buried beneath the rubble, in line with Palestinian officers.

Biden stated Hamas was committing conflict crimes by having its navy headquarters beneath a hospital, repeating an announcement made a White Home spokesperson on Tuesday, and he was assured in regards to the U.S. intelligence supporting that “truth.”

He stated Israel had gone into Gaza’s largest hospital, Al Shifa, with a restricted variety of troops with weapons, and was not carpet-bombing the location.

“They had been instructed … we mentioned the necessity for them to be extremely cautious,” Biden stated, including that Israel had an obligation to make use of as a lot warning as doable in going after targets.

However he stated it was “not lifelike” to count on Israel to cease its navy actions, given threats by senior Hamas officers that they supposed to assault Israel once more.

He stated Israel was additionally bringing in incubators and different gear to assist folks, and had been giving docs, nurses and different employees the chance to “get out of hurt’s manner.”

Israel on Wednesday stated its troops discovered Hamas weapons and fight gear in Al Shifa hospital throughout a search on Wednesday. Hamas dismissed the announcement as “lies.”

Biden stated he had instructed Netanyahu that he didn’t consider the conflict would finish till a two-state answer was reached.

“I made it clear to Israel that I believe it is a large mistake to for them to occupy Gaza,” he stated.

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