Biden vows to “replenish” Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system to support efforts to rebuild Gaza


President Joe Biden promised to provide support to Israeli and Palestinians after a mutual ceasefire was announced at a time determined between Israeli and Hamas terrorist groups on Thursday.

Biden said at a news conference that the United States would replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. This helped destroy the Hamas rocket launched into the Jewish state. He also said that his administration would work with the Palestinian Autonomous Government, which lost control of the Gaza Strip to Hamas during the 2008-2009 Gaza War, to provide humanitarian relief to those in Gaza and Gaza’s reconstruction efforts. Stated.

“I believe that Palestinians and Israelis deserve to live equally safely and securely and enjoy equal means of freedom, prosperity and democracy,” Biden said.

“My administration will continue our quiet and relentless diplomacy for that purpose. We believe there is a real opportunity to make progress and I promise to work for it. . “

This was after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that authorities had agreed to a ceasefire with Hamas after an 11-day conflict.

A statement from his office stated that his security ministers “unconditionally agreed to accept the Egyptian initiative for a mutual ceasefire, which will come into effect at a later time.” ..

Netanyahu was previously Statement to the media “I have decided to continue this operation until that goal is achieved,” he said, in order to “regain quietness and security for you as an Israeli citizen.”

An employee of Hamas, a terrorist group designated since 1997, Said Reuters will enter a “mutual and simultaneous” Gaza ceasefire at 2:00 am on May 21st.

Biden also acknowledged Egyptian President Abdel Fatta Arsisi, who played an important role in resolving protracted conflicts.

The President of the United States praised his efforts for peace, repeating his support for Israel’s right to protect himself and the Jews and Arabs living in the border from missile attacks from terrorist groups.

During the conflict, Hamas launched more than 4,000 rockets into Israel’s private territory from May 10. Israel responded with hundreds of airstrikes and several ground attacks to destroy and support Hamas’ infrastructure.

The violence continued until minutes before the ceasefire deadline.At around 1:50 am local time, the Israeli Defense Forces Statement on social media “More rockets are being launched from Gaza in southern Israel,” he said.

Hamas combined weeks of tension and rocket attacks over a lawsuit to expel several Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, with Netanyahu’s office planning a mayhem near Islam’s third Al-Aqsa Mosque. The most sacred place on May 10 of the holy month of Islam in Ramadan in retaliation for the Israeli police in response to the Palestinian riots.

Since the terrorist group ruled Gaza in 2007, Israel and Hamas have fought multiple conflicts. Israeli airstrikes in retaliation for rocket attacks from Gaza terrorist groups are not uncommon.

According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, at least 230 Palestinians were killed and 1,710 were injured, but the numbers are not divided into civilians and combatants. Hamas and fellow terrorist groups Islamic Jihad said that at least 20 of their members had been killed, but Israeli officials have positioned them far more.

In Israel, 12 people were killed, including a 5-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, and a soldier. The military said an anti-tank missile launched from Gaza collided with an empty bus near the frontier on May 20, causing minor injuries to Israeli soldiers.

Jack Phillips and The Associated Press contributed to this report.