Trump declares his support for the war waged by Israel in the Gaza Strip

The potential Republican candidate for the US presidential elections, Donald Trump, on Tuesday expressed his support for the war waged by Israel in the Gaza Strip, in his most clear statement yet regarding the fighting there.

When Trump was asked during an interview on the American Fox News network if he was “in the Israeli camp,” he answered, “Yes.”

His interlocutor came back to ask him if he “agreed” with the way Israel was carrying out its attack in Gaza, and the former president responded by saying: “You must end the problem.”

US President Joe Biden, whom it is almost certain that Trump will compete with in the November presidential elections, is being criticized internationally and by his Democratic base for his support for Israel, with the number of civilian deaths rising in Gaza and the specter of famine looming over the Strip.

The war broke out following an attack carried out by Hamas on October 7, on Israel, which resulted in the killing of more than 1,160 people, the majority of whom were civilians and including women and children, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse based on official Israeli figures.

Israel vowed to “eliminate” Hamas after the attack, and began a devastating bombardment on the Gaza Strip, followed by ground operations, causing the deaths of 30,631 people, the majority of whom were women and children, according to the Ministry of Health in the Strip.

American protest movements urged voters not to vote for Biden at the polls, because of his support for Israel.

More than 100,000 Democrats in Michigan voted “uncommitted” instead of casting their votes for Biden in the party’s primary elections in the swing state last week.

As the catastrophic situation in Gaza worsens, the current US administration is intensifying its pressure on Israel in order to reach a ceasefire agreement before the month of Ramadan, and to release the hostages held by Hamas.

US Vice President Kamala Harris expressed “deep concern” about the situation facing civilians in Gaza, during talks she held, Monday, at the White House with Benny Gantz, a member of the Israeli war government and the main opponent of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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