Biden Admin: 'Israel Has a Right to Protect Itself' Against Islamic Jihad Rockets

Biden Admin: ‘Israel Has a Right to Protect Itself’ Against Islamic Jihad Rockets


U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas R. Nides supported Israel’s “right to protect itself” on Friday after the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Iran-backed terror group in Gaza, fired 100-plus rockets at Israeli towns earlier that day.

“The United States firmly believes that Israel has a right to protect itself. We are engaging with different parties and urge all sides for calm,” Ambassador Nides wrote in a Twitter statement on August 5.

The United States firmly believes that Israel has a right to protect itself. We are engaging with different parties and urge all sides for calm.

— Ambassador Tom Nides (@USAmbIsrael) August 5, 2022

PIJ claimed responsibility on August 5 for firing more than 100 rockets at southern and central Israeli towns

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