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Blind Eyes: WH Avoids Question on Palestinians Right to Self-Defense
By Staff- Agencies
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki avoided a reporter's question whether US President Joe Biden believes Palestinians have a right to self-defense amid “Israeli” ongoing aggression on Gaza.
"We've heard repeatedly with respect to the statements about violence in ‘Israel’ that it has a legitimate right to self-defense but we're not hearing about the Palestinians right to self-defense. Why is that and does the president believe that Palestinians have a right to self-defense," asked a reporter.
In response, Psaki did not say "yes" or "no" to the question but said the US is working to de-escalate and try to reduce in the region.
"Let me first say, I think it's important to note, as I think you'd agree, that these [rocket] attacks are coming from Hamas and many Palestinian people are being put in danger because of the violence that is happening back and forth.
She further said: "And the president in his statement yesterday also made clear that you know. He underscored the importance of working to advance peace throughout the region, including between Israelis and Palestinians. Any loss of life, any threat to life, which we've certainly seen, is a tragedy.”
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