Hostage Families Slam Biden

( – The Tikva Forum for Families of Hostages has openly criticized Joe Biden for interfering in Israel’s military efforts against the terrorist group Hamas.

The Tikva Forum is an Israeli advocacy group formed to represent families affected by the Hamas attack on October 7.

In a press briefing, Biden incorrectly stated that Israel had proposed a “comprehensive new proposal” regarding its actions against Hamas, which Israeli officials later countered.

Biden also said that by seeking “total victory” over Hamas and its complete destruction, Israel would not guarantee its long-term security—a statement that Hamas publicly appreciated.

The Tikva Forum condemned Biden’s stance by arguing that his proposals threaten Israel’s future and urged him to defer to Israeli judgment regarding their military strategy in the Middle East.

“Hamas must be completely destroyed. Every sign of weakness will empower it to commit the next massacre,” they declared.

The group stressed that successful negotiations for the release of hostages hinge on Hamas’s total dismantlement.

They further cautioned that allowing Gazans back into northern Gaza before all hostages are released would diminish Israel’s leverage and could potentially endanger the hostages’ lives.

The group appealed directly to Biden: “Please, Honorable @POTUS, respect the decisions made by Israel’s elected leadership and stand by us as a true ally in this difficult time.”

In addition, the Biden administration released a graphic illustrating the plan Biden mentioned, which Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office quickly shot down.

Netanyahu clarified that Israel’s plan allows continued military action until all objectives are met, including the total dismantling of Hamas’s military and governance structures.

Netanyahu’s office later reiterated that Israel’s conditions for ending the conflict remain unchanged: the destruction of Hamas’s military and governance capabilities, the release of all hostages and assurances that Gaza will no longer pose a threat to Israel.

“Under the proposal, Israel will continue to insist these conditions are met before a permanent ceasefire is put in place,” they added. “The notion that Israel will agree to a permanent ceasefire before these conditions are fulfilled is a non-starter.”

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