US President Joe Biden speaks on recent mass shootings in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., US, on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Biden urged Congress to pass gun control legislation in a prime-time address as a bipartisan group of lawmakers negotiates a possible agreement following a string of high-profile shootings. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Biden Calls Hamas Attack on Israel ‘Deadliest Day for Jews Since the Holocaust’

US President Joe Biden has called the bloody Hamas attack on Israel “the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust”.

Biden said this in an address to Jewish leaders during a roundtable in Washington, according to The Guardian.

Biden said Saturday’s attack was “sheer evil” and a “campaign of pure cruelty against the Jewish people”.

“Silence is complicity,” Biden said, adding “I refuse to be silent”.

He said that he had again spoken with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and that the US was “surging” additional military aid to the Israel Defence Forces.