The Biden administration has started to push for fighting between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza to stop, even as Israel has cranked up the pressure and started to inflict serious damage against the terrorists who have fired more than 3,100 rockets at Israel.
"Spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry to discuss the ongoing violence in Israel, West Bank, and Gaza," Blinken tweeted. "All parties need to deescalate tensions – the violence must end immediately."
This is bad, counterproductive foreign policy. Having started a war it is now beneficial to Israel and the region for Hamas to be dealt a humiliating blow. US pressure to stop the war prematurely is a reward for Hamas. https://t.co/0XjNdpaE1C— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) May 16, 2021