On Wednesday, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, scales up pressure on Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, to end the ten dayslong clash with Hamas, as the decades-long relationship between both countries faces a severe test. The White House further said that Biden told the Israelian PM that he expected a significant cutback today on the way to a truce in the intense violence.
The recent statement was a clear signal that the American president is losing patience with Netanyahu. Moreover, the call was fourth between Biden and Netanyahu during the last seven days, and it described the reflected mounting concern in the White House over the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Previously, governmental officials said their aim was to pressurize Israel to restrict private conversations.
Benjamin Netanyahu Vows to Continue Airstrikes on Gaza
However, that seemed to shift after the White House announced publicly that the American President gave a short deadline for decreasing the violence. Whereas the White House didn’t clarify what would establish a significant de-escalation. After visiting an Israeli Defense Forces command center, the Israeli Prime Minister said that he was resolute to continue the Palestine operation until the achievement of the goal such as to restore security for Israeli citizens.
In a Twitter video message, Netanyahu said that with every passing day, Israel is at more of the capabilities of the terrorist organizations, targeting more top commanders, destroying more terrorist buildings, and hitting more stockpiles of weapons. He added he appreciates the support of American President Bident without mentioning the new deadline of Biden.
“I have just come from the IDF operational command center; it is very impressive. With every passing day we are striking at more of the terrorist organizations’ capabilities, targeting more senior commanders, toppling more terrorist buildings and hitting more weaponry stockpiles. pic.twitter.com/qfZ7NkKo2o
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) May 19, 2021
According to a person familiar with the matter, Joe Biden adopted a direct and firm tone on the call on Wednesday morning. Whereas Netanyahu, in response, offered American President no specific pledge to stop the violence. Officials said that Biden grew increasingly willing for the clash to end but wary of publicly pressurizing the Israeli Prime Minister, believing the tactic would backfire.