Former President Donald Trump had some harsh words for the Biden administration over the aggravated violence in Tel Aviv, Israel.
On Tuesday, May 11, the second-largest city of Israel got attacked by a shower of A-120 artillery rockets from the Gaza Strip as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict intensified.
The missiles were a strike back for an earlier attack from Israel which knocked off an entire building in Hamas, Palestine, destroyed several citizen houses, and resulted in deaths and injuries of dozens of residents.
“Destroy any more home on Gaza and we will destroy Tel Aviv [Israel],” was a warning from the Hamas armed wing to Israel officials.
Hamas, which the United States identified as a terrorist organization, attacked in retaliation to the intensified collisions among Israeli police officials and Palestine protesters following the eviction plan in east Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, reported the New York Post.
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On his website, Trump condemned the Biden administration’s soft foreign policies, which consequently fostered the escalated conflict.
“When I was in office we were known as the Peace Presidency, because Israel’s adversaries knew that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked,” Trump wrote.
Trump added that it was due to “Biden’s weakness and lack of support” that resulted in the foreign attack on Israel, one of the U.S. allies. He stressed that the new administration is making the world “more violent and more unstable.”
The former president said it is essential that America toughen up defending the country against the “violence, terror, and rocket attacks” from the Palestinians.
Trump also mentioned Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in his statement. He said the non-supportive attitude towards Israel when the country faces “terrorist assault” was because the Democrats endorsed her.
“Unbelievably, Democrats also continue to stand by crazed anti-American Rep. Ilhan Omar, and others, who savagely attack Israel while they are under terrorist assault.”
Both countries, Israel and Palestine, vowed their preparation for a wider conflict, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying on Monday that they “will not tolerate attacks on our territory, our capital, our citizens, or our soldiers,” the New York Post reported.
“Israel will respond with great force. We will not tolerate attacks on our territory, our capital, our citizens, or our soldiers,” Netanyahu added.
As the conflict continues to endanger residents of the two nations, U.N. Middle East peace envoy Tor Wennesland warned that it was manifesting into a “full-scale” war.
“Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards a full scale war. Leaders on all sides have to take the responsibility of deescalation. The cost of war in Gaza is devastating & is being paid by ordinary people. UN is working w/ all sides to restore calm. Stop the violence now,” Wennesland tweeted.
The strikes between the countries proceeded on by the early Wednesday, May 12. Yet, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that the attack could be terminated if both sides are ready for a ‘total, long-term quiet’ agreement, DW updated.
“The army will continue to attack to bring a total, long-term quiet. There is no end date and we will not receive moral sermons from any organization on our right to protect the citizens of Israel,” he said. “Only when we reach that goal will we be able to speak about a truce.”