Amid preparations for a possible ground attack by the Israeli army on the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to completely destroy Hamas. Netanyahu gave this warning during a televised address. Israel has been carrying out airstrikes on Gaza since the cross-border attack by Hamas terrorists last Saturday. More than 1,300 people were killed in the Hamas attack. Israel had ordered half the population of Gaza to evacuate their homes early Friday. Netanyahu said, ‘This is just the beginning. We will end this war stronger than before. We will destroy Hamas.
At the same time, US President Joe Biden said that the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is worse than the terrorist organization Al Qaeda. Biden said at ‘Hydrogen Hubs’ in Philadelphia that ‘the more we learn about this attack, the more horrifying it appears. More than a thousand innocent people have been killed, including 27 Americans. He said that compared to them, even Al Qaeda seems okay. These are devils. As I have been saying from the beginning, America is not making a mistake in this, it is with Israel.
Police in New York, Los Angeles and other US cities increased patrols, tightened security around the Parliament House and closed some schools amid fears of violence in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war. However, law enforcement officials said there is no confirmed information about the threat in the US. America’s Jewish community is horrified by a former Hamas leader’s announcement of a ‘day of outrage’ and security has been tightened around their places of worship, schools and cultural institutions. This anxiety is an indication of how the echoes of the war between Israel and Hamas are being heard all over the world, due to which the Jewish community is scared despite there being no credible threat.