Updated: Oct 12
Not since the Yom Kippur War 50 years ago (Oct 6-25, 1973) has Israel faced a large-scale attack of armed incursion simultaneously inside their country. Yesterday’s attack wasn’t just a coincidence, the Palestinians know and remember their history.
This likely wouldn’t have happened if American leadership at the top wasn’t so weak and feckless. What’s Biden going to do?
Here’s more on the situation from this EPOCH Times article:
By 10:40 a.m., the IDF reported that terrorists had infiltrated from the sea, the air, and the ground. It said at 5:30 p.m. local time that about 3,000 rockets had been fired toward Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later declared "we are at war" and promised that "the enemy will pay an unprecedented price" after he convened an emergency meeting of security officials, while Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant approved the mobilization of reservists.
Here's what should concern all Americans – you paid for the missiles that are now targeting innocent civilians. After President Trump halted payments to Palestine, Biden started the foreign aid payments back up and gave Palestine $235 million in his first year in office and $315 million in 2022. Money is fungible. Even if the aid was meant for humanitarian uses, it simply freed up money elsewhere to be used on weapons. Also, important to note, Biden released $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds back to their leaders. In the notes below from the Wall Street Journal, Israel is accusing Iran of coordinating the attack. Trump has also made a similar statement.
From the Wall Street Journal article:
"Here's what you need to know:
The latest: Israeli forces exchanged fire with Hezbollah militants across the Lebanon border early Sunday, raising the prospect of a second front in the conflict.
What happened: The conflict erupted Saturday when Hamas militants launched a coordinated assault by land, sea and air, and its forces crossed the Gaza border. Israel declared war on Hamas and launched retaliatory strikes. Hamas says its attacks are only the beginning and that it is preparing for a long battle.
Casualties: More than 600 Israelis have been confirmed dead, and another 2,408 wounded, according to Israeli authorities. At least 370 Palestinians have been killed and 2,408 injured in Israeli counterstrikes on Gaza, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Hostages: Hamas said it has abducted dozens of people, including Israeli army officers, and placed them in locations across Gaza to impede Israeli operations. The abducted include U.S. citizens.
Reactions: Iran praised Palestinian militants for the assault. Israel’s failure to anticipate the attack left the world asking what went wrong.
You can read our main article here and follow live updates below as news develops."
Under President Trump, we got the Abraham Accords, bilateral agreements between Israel and UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan for normalization. Under Biden, we have state-sponsored terrorism against our greatest ally in the mid-East.
Israel will likely shut down the terror within days, but only after many lives have been lost and much of Palestine bombed beyond repair. Then what? Another stalemate.