President Biden on Saturday called for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians in the Middle East, but one that is “free from Hamas” as he put forward his plan for peace in the region in the wake of the Hamas terror attack against Israel.
“The Palestinian people deserve a state of their own and a future free from Hamas,” he said.
Biden used the op-ed in The Washington Post to argue that the world faces “an inflection point” in the Middle East, and stressed that the U.S. stands with Israel in the face of the atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists.
But he also said he was “heartbroken” by the images out of Gaza in the wake of the Israeli military response as it seeks to wipe out Hamas. Biden said the goal should now be to “break the cycle of unceasing violence.”
“This much is clear: A two-state solution is the only way to ensure the long-term security of both the Israeli and Palestinian people. Though right now it may seem like that future has never been further away,