President Biden will deliver remarks on the Israel-Hamas war Tuesday after the White House announced at least 11 Americans were killed in Saturday’s unprecedented attack.
“Hundreds of innocent civilians were murdered, including at least 11 American citizens, and there are other American citizens who remain unaccounted for,” White House spokesman John Kirby told reporters earlier.
“The U.S. government is doing everything we can to determine the whereabouts of these U.S. citizens,” he added.
After Hamas launched thousands of rockets and invaded the Jewish State on Saturday, Biden directed military aid to be sent to Israel. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also adjusted the position of U.S. forces in the region “to bolster regional deterrence efforts,” Kirby said.
The White House has “unequivocally” condemned the terrorist attacks on Israel, which killed at least 1,000 Israelis and provoked a retaliatory war in which hundreds of Palestinians have died.