Americans Killed, Others Taken Hostage by Hamas

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President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 14 Americans were killed and more were taken hostage by Hamas terrorists in Israel. Biden spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his national security team about the crisis. Hamas received condemnation for slaughtering over 1,000 civilians, including babies, in a surprise attack from the air and land. Biden compared Hamas to ISIS and said Israel had the right and duty to fight back. White House National Security spokesman John Kirby spoke for Biden earlier in the day, saying, “Clearly, the safety and security of Americans are a top priority for President Biden, we’ve seen that in the past.”