Biden slammed by Democrats, Republicans over response to Israeli airstrike that killed aid workers in Gaza 

President Biden received criticism this week from Democrats and Republicans for his response to an Israeli airstrike that killed seven aid workers at World Central Kitchen in Gaza on Monday.

On Tuesday, Biden, 81, said he was “outraged and heartbroken” by the deaths of aid workers delivering food to people in Gaza, but signaled no change in his administration’s approach to support for Israel in its war against Hamas.

The president, in his public statement, clearly placed the blame on Israel, demanding an investigation that “must bring accountability” and accusing the Jewish state of failing to “do enough to protect aid workers” in the territory. Palestinian.

Biden demanded an investigation into the attack that results in “accountability” of those responsible. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Privately, Politico reports, Biden is “enraged” by the airstrike and was “angry” when he was informed that the Israel Defense Forces had mistakenly targeted members of celebrity leader Jose Andres’ humanitarian group.

Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for former President Barack Obama and host of “Pod Save America,” criticized Biden over the report, arguing that private expressions of anger were not enough in the wake of Monday’s tragedy.

“The president deserves no credit for being ‘privately enraged’ while still refusing to use his influence to stop the Israeli army from killing and starving innocent people,” Favreau wrote on X.

“These stories only make him look weak,” he added.

Democratic Michigan state Rep. Abraham Aiyash argued that “action is more important than dialogue” in a tweet aimed at Biden.

“The president is prioritizing Netanyahu’s Israel over the preservation of innocent lives and basic human decency – and risks destroying American democracy because of it,” he added.

Favreau charged that reports of Biden’s refusal to withdraw support for the Jewish state, despite being angry in private, made him “look weak.” Roger Askew/Shutterstock

Meanwhile, some Republicans have criticized the president for directing his anger at Israel rather than Hamas.

“How about Biden be outraged by the American and Israeli hostages brutalized by the Hamas savages and remember that Hamas is the cause of all this tragedy,” fumed Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.) on X .

“Biden has abandoned Israel,” he added.

Van Orden accused Biden of “abandoning” Israel. Facebook/Derrick Van Orden

Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Florida) noted that the Biden administration mistakenly targeted aid worker Zemari Ahmadi, killing him and members of his family in a drone strike as the United States was withdrawing from Afghanistan in August 2021.

“REMINDER: The Biden administration carried out a drone strike on an aid worker and his family during the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan,” Waltz tweeted. “There was no accountability for this action.”

“Biden may want to refrain from sparking righteous indignation and criticism,” he added.

An American was among seven people killed in Monday’s Israeli airstrike on the humanitarian convoy. REUTERS

At least 196 aid workers have been killed in Gaza since the start of the war, according to the United Nations.

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