Biden speaks with Bennett, expresses condolences for terror attack in Israel

March 31, 2022 06:43 STI

Washington [US]March 31 (ANI): US President Joe Biden expressed his condolences on Wednesday (local time) during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a day after a Palestinian gunman killed five people in Tel Aviv.
“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to express his deepest condolences following the horrific terrorist attacks that killed 11 people in three Israeli cities,” said the White House in a statement.
Biden stressed that “the United States stands firmly and resolutely with Israel in the face of this terrorist threat and all threats against the State of Israel,” the statement said.
According to the statement, the leaders discussed the importance of regional partnerships, as evidenced by the Abraham Accords and the Negev Summit, in promoting security and improving the lives of people in the Middle East.
“The President has offered all appropriate assistance to our Israeli allies as they deal with threats against their citizens,” the statement added.
Earlier, two people were killed and six injured in a shootout by ISIS operatives on Sunday in the Israeli town of Hadera, about 50 km north of Tel Aviv, Israeli officials said.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian gunman opened fire on bystanders and vehicles outside the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, killing five people in the third shooting or stabbing in a week, prompting the police to raise their alert level across the country to “the highest possible level”. .”
The gunman was shot dead by police in the incident, which took place in the city of Bnei Brak, a crowded suburb of Tel Aviv, police and the Magen David Adom (MDA), the medical service of Tel Aviv, said. Israel’s national emergency. (ANI)

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