President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to express the United States’s “full support” in the face of “unprecedented” terror attacks by Hamas. They discussed the reports of hostages taken by Hamas, including civilian families and vulnerable individuals. Biden assured Netanyahu that the U.S. was actively engaged diplomatically and would provide additional assistance to the Israeli Defense Forces.
Vice President Kamala Harris also spoke with Israeli President Isaac Herzog, reinforcing the U.S.’s commitment to Israel and condemning the appalling Hamas attack. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other administration officials have been in contact with Israeli and regional counterparts, including Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
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The White House remains vigilant against potential attacks by groups like Hezbollah and is providing strong warnings against any hostile entity attempting to take advantage of Israel’s vulnerable position. They emphasize the close coordination with Israel and continual sharing of timely threats in the region.
While concerns about intelligence failures were raised, the White House did not provide any specific information on the matter. However, they assured that deep intelligence would be continuously provided to Israel during the ongoing conflict. The White House disregarded allegations that warnings of the attack were disregarded, stating they had not been informed of such information.