White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday doubled down on President Biden’s comments that he had not seen an “overreaction” from Israel in the violent dustup with Gaza.
When asked by a reporter if the president still believes he has not seen an overreaction, Psaki said, “Again, I think the president believes that Israel has a right to self-defense.”
“There is no justification for 1,500 rockets coming from Hamas,” she added. “Hamas is a terrorist organization. It does not represent the views of the families or people who are suffering as a result of this violence.
She said the U.S.’s strategy is focused on de-escalation.
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Biden said Thursday he had not seen a “significant overreaction” from Israel in response to Hamas’ rocket attacks, and that they had been “indiscriminately fired into population centers.” Both he and Secretary of State Antony Blinken had spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel and Gaza are entering their fifth day of deadly attacks in the most serious conflict betwee
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