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” HAS In my opinion, it does more harm than good to Israel. » In an interview with the MSNBC channel, Joe Biden criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday over his conduct of the war in Gaza, also making ambiguous remarks on the question of a “red line” that the Americans would set.

“He has the right to defend Israel, the right to continue attacking Hamas. But he must, he must, he must pay more attention to the innocent lives lost because of the actions taken,” demanded the American president.

Joe Biden was requested throughout this interview in regards to the existence of a “red line” that he believes Israel shouldn’t cross. The journalist requested him particularly if an enormous Israeli offensive in Rafah, within the south of the Palestinian territory, can be one.

“I will never abandon Israel”

“It’s a red line,” replied the 81-year-old Democrat, who instantly added: “I will never abandon Israel. Defending Israel remains of extreme importance. There is no red line where I want to completely stop arms deliveries. » He emphasizes that the Israelis would then no longer be “protected by the Iron Dome”. American help is essential for the operation of this defensive system permitting the interception of rockets and missiles.

Joe Biden, nonetheless, added instantly: “There are red lines… It is not possible that 30,000 more Palestinians die. » The American president no longer hides his frustration with the head of the Israeli government.

On Thursday, after a speech to Congress, microphones picked up an informal conversation in which he declared, regarding the need to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza: “He's going to have to get it into his head. » “I want to see a cease-fire,” mentioned Joe Biden, specifying that he was speaking a few cessation of hostilities for six weeks to start with.