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White House calls Israel’s criticism “annoying” and “deeply disappointing”

John Kirby during a press conference at the White House John Kirby during a press conference at the White House

John Kirby throughout a press convention on the White House

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Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked the US for its help within the Gaza struggle – however complained about weapons being held again. Now the White House reacted indignantly and referred to as the criticism “deeply disappointing” and “annoying”.

ZThere are new irritations between the administration of US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The White House reacted angrily on Thursday to criticism from Netanyahu about delays in US arms deliveries for the Israeli army operation within the Gaza Strip. These feedback had been “deeply disappointing” and “annoying” in view of the continued US help for Israel, mentioned National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.

Netanyahu mentioned in a video message this week that he appreciated US help within the Gaza struggle, however on the identical time referred to as it “unbelievable” that Washington had “held back weapons and ammunition for Israel” in current months.

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The struggle was triggered by the unprecedented large-scale assault by Hamas on Israel on October 7. According to Israeli sources, the Islamists killed 1,194 folks and kidnapped 251 hostages within the Gaza Strip.

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In response, Israel has since launched huge army operations within the Palestinian territory. According to controversial figures from the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health, which can’t be independently verified, greater than 37,430 folks have been killed thus far.

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