Biden Faces Criticism for ‘Confusing’ Statement on Hamas-Israel Conflict: ‘Accusations of a Major Falsehood’

Following President Joe Biden’s apparent appeal for Israel to halt the conflict with Hamas, concerns arose on social media about whether the president is advocating for a complete ceasefire.

Currently, Israel has entered a temporary ceasefire with Hamas as hostages are being released by the terrorist group. On Tuesday evening, Biden posted on his personal X account, asserting that continuing the war would play into Hamas’s desires.

“Hamas unleashed a terrorist attack because they fear nothing more than Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peace. To continue down the path of terror, violence, killing, and war is to give Hamas what they seek. We can’t do that,” Biden wrote.

However, numerous X users find Biden’s statement on Israel’s inability to continue the path of war unclear, raising concerns that the president might be advocating for a complete ceasefire with Hamas. Critics argue that such a move would grant a significant victory to the terrorist group.

“That’s quite the narrative you’ve got there, Joe. Here are the FACTS,” posted podcast host and former Fox News writer Kyle Becker, alongside articles alleging that most Palestinian civilians support Hamas, and support for the terrorist group has risen since the Oct. 7 attack. 

“Good lord. The only way Israelis and Palestinians can ever live side by side in peace is if Hamas is destroyed,” Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen exclaimed.

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a staunch critic of former President Trump, posted, “Dear @POTUS, You’ve been great so far standing strong with Israel. Don’t go wobbly on Israel now. I know your Democratic voting base is divided on Israel, but America overall supports Israel. Israel must defeat & destroy Hamas. Don’t tie Israel’s hands. Don’t micromanage Israel. Keep standing strong with them. What Hamas seeks is to stay in power. That can’t happen. What Hamas seeks is Israel’s destruction. That won’t happen. This is a bad & confusing tweet here. You ought to delete it. Thanks.”

Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) wrote, “Because of pressure from Democrats I hope this isn’t the beginning of Joe Biden’s pivot away from Israel. Also, Mr. President, where are the American hostages?”

“This is a weird, unclear tweet. The part about not giving Hamas a war, aka permanent cease-fire instead, is a big problem,” Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich added.

Ron DeSantis press secretary Jeremy Redfern wrote, “This statement is a giant lie. A large majority of Palestinians in Gaza support the October 7th terrorist attacks, and they don’t want a two-state solution. They don’t want Israel to exist. When Palestinians say ‘from the river to the sea…’ we should believe them.” 

Some far-left Democrats have consistently called for a ceasefire, while Biden, his allies, and many others on the left have predominantly supported Israel’s right to self-defense since the terror attack on Oct. 7. Despite this, there have been numerous far-left pro-Hamas protests nationwide, including a few at both the White House and the president’s Nantucket vacation home.