Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke on the phone with US President Biden
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden spoke on the phone.
According to a statement by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, Biden called Netanyahu on the phone and said that the United States stands with Israel and supports Tel Aviv's right to defend itself.
Netanyahu thanked Biden for his unconditional support and said that "a prolonged, strong operation is essential for Israel to win in the end."
In a post on his social media account, Biden said, "Today I spoke with the Israeli prime minister about the horrific Hamas terror attacks in Israel. I offered our support and reiterated my unwavering commitment to Israel's security."
Netanyahu also spoke by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, both of whom expressed their support for Israel.
"White House officials will remain in close contact with Israeli partners"
On the other hand, it was reported that Biden followed the developments regarding the attacks launched by Hamas against Israel.
In a statement made by the White House press office, senior national security officials briefed Biden this morning on Hamas attacks in Israel.
"The President will continue to be briefed on updates and White House officials will remain in close contact with their Israeli partners. The United States warns against any party hostile to Israel that seeks to profit from this situation."
Statement from the Pentagon
It was stated that US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is closely following the developments in Israel.
In a written statement from the Department of Defense (Pentagon), it was noted that the United States remains committed to Israel's right to defend itself and expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks.
In the coming days, the Pentagon will work to ensure that Israel has what it needs to defend itself, the statement said.