October 13, 2023

White House Ends Questioning About the Authenticity of Photos Showing Dead Israeli Children

The White House was quick to shut down questioning that pictures of dead Israeli children could be fake.

National Security Counsel spokesperson John Kirby addressed the concern directly by appealing to the photos coming directly from Israel's prime minister.

"The exchange came during the White House press briefing when National Security Counsel spokesperson John Kirby was asked if the U.S. had independently verified the photos posted on X earlier in the day by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showing the bloodied body of one baby and the burned corpses of two other children," Fox News reported.

"I don't think we're going to be in the business of having to validate or approve those images. They're coming from the prime minister of Israel, and we have absolutely no reason to doubt their authenticity," Kirby said.

The move also comes after the White House condemned Squad Democrats for their response to Hamas attacking Israel.

“I’ve seen some of those statements this weekend, and we’re going to continue to be very clear. We believe they’re wrong, we believe they’re repugnant, and we believe they’re disgraceful,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Jean-Pierre said.

“Our condemnation belongs squarely with terrorists who have brutally murdered, raped, and kidnapped hundreds, hundreds of Israelis. There can be no equivocation about that. There are not two sides here. There are not two sides,” she added.

The White House has so far been quick to dismiss any efforts to question America's support to Israel during its response to terrorist attacks by Hamas.

The attacks were the deadliest on Jewish people since the Holocaust, with over 1,200 Israelis killed, and many others killed during the retaliation in the Gaza Strip.

The unified focus on Israel has been encouraging, though some liberals continue to question the response to the terrorist attacks.

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