Biden Tells Protester: ‘We Need a Pause to Get Prisoners Out’

A protester interrupts US President Joe Biden calling for a ceasefire. (Photo: videograb)

During a campaign event on Wednesday in the state of Minnesota, US President Joe Biden faced off with a protester who called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

“As a rabbi, I need you to call for a ceasefire right now,” the protester, identified as Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg, said while Biden was speaking.

Biden responded, saying, “I think we need a pause. A pause means to give time to get the prisoners out.”

“I’m the guy that convinced Bibi to call for a cease-fire to let the prisoners out. I’m the guy that talked to Sisi to convince him to open the (Rafah) door,” Biden added, referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, respectively.

The heckler was reportedly escorted out as she continued to chant “Ceasefire now.”

“I understand the emotion,” Biden continued.

“This is incredibly complicated for the Israelis. It’s incredibly complicated for the Muslim world as well…I supported a two-state solution, I have from the very beginning,” Biden reportedly said.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 9,061 Palestinians in Gaza, including nearly 4,000 children, and wounded more than 32,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 

(PC, Anadolu)

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