After 11 days of violence in Gaza, a ceasefire has gone into effect. Some in Israel are concerned that it happened too soon, before the threat was neutralized. Still, the IDF has killed about 200 Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants, including some important leaders, and destroyed more than 60 miles of tunnel networks used by them to move in secret, hide and launch attacks.
For those Hamas defenders who keep accusing Israel of being the aggressor, I wonder how many would be willing to bet a year’s salary that if the ceasefire is broken, it will be Israel that breaks it rather than Hamas?
President Biden is getting flak for taking credit for brokering the ceasefire when it was reportedly brokered by Egypt, but to me, that’s a minor point. I'm just glad that Biden is bucking some of his far-left critics, such as the “Squad” members who are supporting the terrorists of Hamas over Israel, just as they reflexively back anyone who is anti-American or anti-Israel.
Biden said, "The United States fully supports Israel's right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks from Hamas," and that he had assured Prime Minister Netanyahu of “my full support to replenish Israel's Iron Dome system to ensure its defenses and security in the future." Biden deserves kudos for that, and let’s hope he means it.