Sat. May 18th, 2024

The Hamas terror attack on Israel is seen by former US National Security Adviser John Bolton as an attack on America as well. In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Bolton stated that Israel may initiate its main ground offensive against Hamas within the next 48 hours. He believes that when a nation is targeted by a terrorist attack, it has the legitimate right to self-defense and should eliminate the threat of future attacks from the same source. “Israel has put up with it long enough,” said Bolton.

Israeli ground forces have conducted raids into Gaza over the past 24 hours, announcing an imminent ground offensive on the densely populated Gaza Strip. These raids coincide with ongoing Israeli air strikes on Gaza, which have prompted Hamas to respond with rocket fire.

According to Bolton, the attack on Israel affects America as well, as there are currently 15-20 Americans being held as hostages. He argues that Hamas’ terror attack is not only a problem for Israel but for the entire world. Bolton also alleges Iran’s involvement in the Hamas attack, stating that there is indirect evidence pointing to their role.

Bolton expressed concerns about the intelligence failure that led to the massive Hamas attack. He believes that the US and Israel should undertake a forensic investigation to identify the source of this failure.

Israel’s warning to the 1.1 million residents of northern Gaza to evacuate before the anticipated ground offensive has been criticized by the United Nations. The death toll from the terror attack currently stands at over 1,300 Israelis and 1,800 people in the Gaza Strip.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Israel to limit civilian casualties and is working to establish safe areas in Gaza. During his visit to Tel Aviv and as part of his six-nation tour of the Arab world, Blinken defended Israel’s right to respond but emphasized the importance of protecting innocent Palestinians. He stated that Israel was defending the lives of its people and any country faced with similar circumstances would likely take the same actions.

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