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Buttigieg, Biden express support of Israel’s strikes on Gaza

Washington (QNN)- Presidential hopefuls mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden both condemned retaliation missiles launched from Gaza over the last 48 hours – each claiming that “Israel has a right to defend itself.”

“I strongly condemn the rocket attacks on the citizens of southern and central Israel,” tweeted Buttigieg on Wednesday. “Israel has a right to defend itself against acts of terror that set back any progress towards peace and will only serve to inflame the humanitarian situation in Gaza.”

“Israel has a right to defend itself against terrorist threats. It is intolerable that Israeli civilians live their lives under the constant fear of rocket attacks. That’s why our administration was such a strong supporter of Israel’s life-saving Iron Dome.”

Both candidates did not comment on the fact that the Israelis started the aggression on Tuesday, when they struck the house of IJ leader, killing him, his wife and a bystander and wounding 18 other civilians.

The Israeli army has been targeting random locations in the Gaza strip. 24 Palestinians have been reportedly killed and over 70 wounded in the Israeli strikes. The Israeli army targeted schools, residential buildings, and all kinds of civilian structures.

The Zionist lobby in the United States has been pushing towards criminalizing any criticism against the occupation state. The occupation state has become a wedge issue of sorts in the Democratic primary as Biden and Buttigieg, while critical of occupation ans settlements, have staked out a more centrist position than their rivals Warren and Sanders.

Human rights organizations slammed the Israeli aggression on Gaza and warned of further violence against civilians in Gaza.

The death toll from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza has risen to 24 Palestinians, including a 7-year-old boy, two minors and one woman.

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