2016-03-16 / World News

In Jerusalem, Biden criticizes those who don’t condemn attacks

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Jerusalem appeared to criticize the Palestinian Authority and some in the international community for not condemning terror attacks in Israel.

“Let me say in no uncertain terms: The U.S. condemns these acts and condemns the failure to condemn them,” Biden said after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “This cannot become an accepted modus opperendi.”

“This cannot be viewed by civilized people as an appropriate way to behave. It is just not tolerable in the 21st century. They’re targeting innocent civilians, mothers, pregnant women, teenagers, grandfathers, American citizens. There can be no justification for this hateful violence, and the United States stands firmly behind Israel when it defends itself as we are defending ourselves at this moment as well.” (JTA)

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