“We should, with out equivocation, denounce antisemitism. We should additionally, with out equivocation, denounce Islamophobia,” stated the president throughout Thursday’s Oval Workplace speech
Throughout President Joe Biden‘s Oval Workplace tackle on Thursday, he drew consideration to Wadea Al-Fayoume, the six-year-old Palestinian-American boy who was stabbed to demise in an alleged hate crime.
“His identify was Wadea,” stated Biden throughout his tackle to the nation. “A proud American, a proud Palestinian American household. We are able to’t stand by and stand silent when this occurs. We should with out equivocation, denounce anti-semitism. We should additionally, with out equivocation, denounce Islamophobia. And all you hurting, I need you to know I see you. You belong. And I wish to say this to you: You’re all American. You’re all American.”
After his speech, NBC Information reported that Biden known as the Al-Fayoume household, and that the president and the primary girl expressed their condolences and reiterated their dedication to talking out in opposition to anti-Muslim bigotry.
Earlier in his tackle, Biden declared the world at an “inflection level in historical past,” and made the case for continued U.S. involvement in Israel’s combat in opposition to Hamas and Ukraine’s battle in opposition to Russia as he prepares to ask Congress for greater than $98 billion in emergency funding for each nations.
Biden traveled to Tel Aviv earlier this week to precise his help for Israel in its battle with Hamas. He blamed the “terrorist group in Gaza” for a hospital blast that reportedly killed a whole bunch of Palestinians on Tuesday, citing Division of Protection knowledge.
Hamas launched a shock assault on Israel on Oct. 7, killing a minimum of 1,400 Israelis. Israel has responded with a barrage of assaults in opposition to Palestine whereas slicing off primary utilities to tens of millions of residents. Authorities in Gaza stated on Wednesday that just below 3,500 Palestinians have been killed for the reason that struggle broke out lower than two weeks in the past.