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 October 10, 2023

Obama and Clinton both spoke out against Hamas' attacks on Israel

Obama and Clinton, both former presidents, took to social media to denounce Hamas's attack on Israel, a close U.S. ally, as The Epoch Times reported.

Their statements follow terrorist attacks on Israel on Oct. 7 by Hamas, which were the latest atrocity in a confrontation that has lasted decades and claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent people, including women and children.

President Obama posted a statement to X late in the afternoon on Oct. 9, saying, "All Americans should be horrified and outraged by the brazen terrorist attacks on Israel and the slaughter of innocent civilians.

"We grieve for those who died, pray for the safe return of those who’ve been held hostage, and stand squarely alongside our ally, Israel, as it dismantles Hamas. As we support Israel’s right to defend itself against terror, we must keep striving for a just and lasting peace for Israelis and Palestinians alike."

During a speech to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned President Obama's Iran nuclear deal.

Two days after the initial attack, on the evening of October 9, President Clinton issued a statement on social media in which he said, "I condemn the horrific terrorist assault carried out by Hamas in Israel and mourn the senseless loss of life."

"My heart is with all those affected by the violence, including American families. Now is a time for the world to rally against terrorism and to support Israeli democracy. I stand with the government of Israel and all Israelis, and urge them to stand together. This is a moment to focus on purpose over politics."

The 1993 Oslo Accords, which President Clinton mediated between the Palestinians and the Israelis, were an endeavor by President Clinton to broker peace between the two warring parties. They were not successful.

Former first lady Hillary Clinton issued a statement on Oct. 8 afternoon, the day before. She also commented on X, stating, "My prayers are with everyone affected by the horrific attacks by Hamas in Israel. The United States stands in strong support of our ally today and every day."

President Joe Biden weighed in on Oct. 9, saying, “It’s heart wrenching. These families have been torn apart by inexcusable hatred and violence.

"We also know that American citizens still remain unaccounted for, and we are working with Israeli officials to obtain more information as to their whereabouts."

President Biden also said "It is likely that American citizens may be among those being held by Hamas.”

The former president has also made several statements on Truth Social about the attacks, including on October 7 when he pointed the finger at President Joe Biden, saying that the "ineptitude, weakness, and incompetence" of the current president is to blame for the "horrible attack on Israel," and that things will "only get worse."

"Just four years ago, we had the signing of the historic Abraham Accords, and today we have an attack on Israel," President Trump went on. "What a difference a President makes!"

Mr. Trump also asserted in another post on Oct. 9 that "The same people that raided Israel are pouring into our once beautiful USA, through our TOTALLY OPEN SOUTHERN BORDER, at Record Numbers. Are they planning an attack within our Country? Crooked Joe Biden and his boss, Barack Hussein Obama, did this to us!"

Written By:
Charlotte Tyler

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