US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announces that the United States will give Jerusalem what it needs to “protect civilians”
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, called the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, today, Saturday 7 October, and underlined that the United States stands by Israel and fully support the right of the Jewish State to defend itself. This was reported by Netanyahu’s office, according to the Times of Israel.
Netanyahu thanked Biden for his support, stressing that “a prolonged and powerful campaign will be needed,” but in the end Israel “will win.”
American Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had announced shortly before that the United States would give Israel everything it needed to defend itself. “I am closely monitoring developments in Israel. Our commitment to Israel’s right to defend itself remains unwavering, and I offer my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this abhorrent attack on civilians,” Austin said. In the coming days, the Department of Defense will work to ensure that Israel has what it needs to defend itself and protect civilians from indiscriminate violence and terrorism.”