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5/14, 7:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden believes Israel has right to self-defense - Psaki

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday United States President Joe Biden believes Israel has "a right to self-defense" when asked by reporters whether he considers the country might have been "overreacting" with its airstrikes on Gaza.

According to Psaki, the Biden administration's goal remains de-escalation of the conflict and "lasting peace" in the region. However, she underlined the administration's belief that Hamas is a terrorist organization and that there is "no justification for firing 1,500 rockets" into Israeli communities.

The conflict between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has been raging for five consecutive days, with at least 122 people being killed in the Palestinian territory and eight in Israel.

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