Biden Says Hamas Attacked Israel Because Of His Peace Efforts

President Joe Biden lost many on Friday when he said in a press conference that Hamas’ attack on Israel on Oct. 7 was because he was working to bring peace to the Middle East.

During the conference, when asked about his cooperation with Arab leaders and what he’s been hearing from them, Biden said, “I’m hearing a lot, but I’m not going to speak to it right now.”

He then hinted that Hamas terrorists’ actions might have been influenced by his peace efforts.

In his words, “There’s an overwhelming desire on the part of the region to — let me back up. I cannot prove what I’m about to say, but I believe one of the reasons why Hamas struck when they did was they knew that I was working very closely with the Saudis and others in the region to bring peace to the region by having recognition of Israel and Israel’s right to exist.”

“You may recall when we did the G-20 a little while ago, I was able to get a resolution — a statement passed through there saying we’re going to build a railroad from Riyadh all the way through the Middle East into Saudi Arabia, Israel, et cetera, and all the way up to Europe, not the railroad, but it would be an underground pipeline and then railroad,” he added.

The president went further, “The whole idea is there’s overwhelming interest and I think most Arab nations know in coordinating with one another to change the dynamic in their region for a longer term peace. And that is what I’m going to continue to work on.”

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh expressed gratitude towards Iran, an alleged sponsor of its terrorist acts on Israel, for its unwavering support during the ongoing conflict.

Haniyeh credited Iran for playing a role in an agreement with Israel that led to a temporary pause in military operations and the release of prisoners. Recognizing the agreement as a political and military victory, he thanked Iran for its firm support and acknowledged Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s active diplomatic backing for the terrorist organization’s cause.