President Joe Biden confirmed on Monday that a tragic toll from the recent Hamas attacks in Israel includes at least 11 American citizens. The President expressed deep sorrow, stating, “It’s heart wrenching. These families have been torn apart by inexcusable hatred and violence.”
In response to the ongoing crisis, President Biden underscored his commitment to the safety of American citizens, both within the United States and abroad. He acknowledged the possibility that American citizens are among those currently held by Hamas and directed his team to collaborate closely with Israeli counterparts. This collaboration includes intelligence sharing and expert consultations focused on hostage recovery efforts.
For American citizens presently in Israel, the State Department is actively providing consular assistance and disseminating updated security alerts. President Biden encouraged those wishing to leave to utilize available commercial flights and ground options while emphasizing the importance of following guidance from local authorities and taking sensible precautions.
President Biden further stressed the solidarity between the American people and Israelis during this trying period. He reiterated the unwavering commitment of the United States to combat terrorism in all its forms and expressed his deep indignation at the loss of innocent American lives.
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