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‘You’re Smiling, But You Should Do It’: Kirby Gets Heated With Reporter Who Suggests US Funding Both Sides Of Gaza War

White House National Security Press Secretary John Kirby gave testimony Friday to White House reporters who claimed the United States is funding both sides of the Israel-Hamas war.

President Joe Biden announced Friday that the U.S. military will airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza as Israel continues its invasion of the territory. according to Go to Al Jazeera. According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, Hamas claimed that seven prisoners were killed in the Israeli military operation.

“You've brought up several times the practical challenges that come with this air drop, and I'm kind of interested in that because those are the risks that the United States has to take on right now.” Execute the drop. These risks now fall on the United States because Israel is starving those people. So why do we still support Israel when it is the country that is causing the problems that the United States now has to alleviate?”

“Israel itself has been trying to help provide humanitarian aid. As I said, they attempted an airdrop of their own volition just over a week ago,” Kirby said.

“So why are so many people still hungry?” the reporter asked.

“This is a war zone and they have nowhere else to go,” Kirby replied. “Unlike other conflicts, they will not be able to escape easily. And let us not forget how this started. If we didn't, we wouldn't need airdrops. So let's not forget how this started.”

Reporters continued their coverage as Mr. Kirby asserted his right to defend Israel from Hamas's barbaric October 7 attack. (Related article: 'Be more respectful': Kirby slams White House reporter for derailing press conference)

“Again, if you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to go online and read Hamas’ 2017 manifesto. I know you’re laughing, but you should,” Kirby said. Told. “Because if you don't have anything — wait, end it. End it. This is an organization with military power, intent on wiping Israel and the Israeli people off the map. . That should be unacceptable to everyone.”

The reporter then referred to a recent incident involving an aid truck that caused numerous Palestinian casualties, some of which were likely caused by Israeli shelling, according to a statement from Israeli military officials. He asked whether Israel was protecting itself in this incident. Kirby He said Israel has the right to defend itself, but the war has claimed too many civilian lives and it should do everything possible to avoid it.

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