Biden denounces ‘acts of terrorism’ by Hamas, pledges loyalty to Israel

President Joe Biden on Oct. 10 condemned the militant group Hamas for “sheer evil” for its shocking multi-pronged attack on Israel launched from the Gaza Strip that has killed hundreds of civilians, including at least 14 American citizens.

Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke by phone earlier on Oct. 10 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the situation on the ground. Mr. Biden spoke out of the actions he and other allies have taken to support Israel in the aftermath of the attack and expressed his horror about “sickening” reports of torture inflicted by militants on innocent civilians.

“Our hearts may be broken but our resolve is clear,” Mr. Biden said. He added, “Let there be no doubt. The United States has Israel’s back. We’ll make sure the Jewish and democratic state of Israel can defend itself today, tomorrow, as we always have.”