Netanyahu prolongs war in Gaza to 'stay in power', accuses Joe Biden

The president of United States, Joe Biden considers that the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, is prolonging the offensive for political reasons against the Gaza Strip, which was launched after the attacks carried out on October 7 by the Islamic Resistance Movement.

“I'm not going to comment on that,” he said in an interview with Time magazine. However, Biden has acknowledged that there are reasons for people to reach that conclusion and has recalled the massive protests that have been carried out against the prime minister Netanyahu “before the war”, due to the controversial judicial reform proposal.

The American presidentwhich has also declined to comment on possible steps against Israel for its offensive against Rafa, on the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, He stated that he has not maintained direct contacts with Netanyahu since the Israeli attack against a displaced persons camp in the city that left at least 45 dead.

“I haven't done it, my team has revealed it,” he said.

Likewise, he indicated that “It is not clear” whether Israel has committed war crimes in the context of its offensive in Gaza and has stated that the Israeli authorities “are investigating it,” reiterating that Washington does not recognize the authority of the International Criminal Court.

“One thing is clear. The people of Gaza, the Palestinians, have suffered greatly from the lack of food, water and medicine. “Many innocent people have died,” Biden said, before specifying that This situation does not only have to do with the Israelis, but with what Hamas is doing.

“Hamas intimidates the population,” he said.

In this sense, the US president recalled that he traveled to Israel after the October 7 attacks that left nearly 1,200 dead and some 240 people kidnapped. He even considers that this action “exceeds anything he has ever seen before.”

“Tying women and daughters together with ropes and dousing them with kerosene to burn them alive, that kind of thing to intimidate, it's cruel”he added.

Biden has also pointed out the responsibility that falls on Benjamin Netanyahu for the security failures during these attacks and insists that not just anyone can bear that great responsibility.

“He was the leader of the country and it happened, but he was not the only one who did not understand it,” he said.

Furthermore, he indicated that Washington believes that there are still hostages alive who are being held in Gazabut there is no exact evidence to prove it.

“I have asked for a ceasefire, end. We must recover the hostages. That is the main reason why we press,” she stressed.

“The Israelis want a ceasefire to bring the hostages home and it is a way to break the momentum (in the conflict),” the president argued, reiterating that the responsibility for there being no agreement for the ceasefire fire is from Hamas.

“Hamas could put an end to this tomorrow,” he said.

He specified that the latest offer made by Israel regarding who they were willing to release and what they would give in exchange She was 'very generous'. In that sense, he considered that Netanyahu is under 'enormous pressure', amid criticism of the Israeli Government for what part of the population considers insufficient action.

On the other hand, Joe Biden has indicated that he does not believe that Israel is using famine as a weapon of war, despite the fact that the military has carried out 'inappropriate activities' within the framework of the offensive.

What is the disagreement between Biden and Netanyahu?

The American president clarified that “the idea of ​​occupying Afghanistan”by having a nuclear arsenal in Iraq, It just wasn't true..

“It was not true. Don't make the mistakes we made. But they are committing them, I think,” he lamented, before calling for a post-conflict plan for the Gaza Strip.

He indicated that The main disagreement he has with Netanyahu is analyzing what will happen once the war in Gaza is over.

“To whose hands does it return? Are Israel's forces returning? I have spoken to the Egyptians, the Saudis, the Jordanians, the Emiratis. The answer is that, in that case, it will not work,” he noted.

Given this idea, Biden has reiterated that there must be a solution or transition between the two states, referring to his refusal to recognize the state of Palestine.

Action that has already been carried out by Spain, Ireland and Norway, thus There are already 146 UN member countries that have done sobut without the US intending to appear on said list.

However, Biden has guaranteed that is negotiating with countries in the region on a peace agreement and has revealed that there is “a clear path to a transition in which Arab States provide security and are responsible for the reconstruction of Gaza in exchange for a long-term commitment to a two-state solution.”

The military offensive launched by the Israeli Army against the Gaza Strip, after the attacks carried out on October 7, has left more than 36,500 Palestinians dead and nearly 83,000 injured to date, the authorities indicated this Tuesday. of the enclave that are controlled by the Islamist group.

Added to this are nearly 520 Palestinians killed at the hands of security forces and in attacks by settlers in the West Bank and Jerusalem.