US officials have not seen or confirmed pictures of ‘atrocities’ in Israel: White House

US President Joe Biden. [File Photo]

In recent developments, the White House has provided clarification regarding the reports of alleged attacks that includes slaughtering, rape and beheading by Palestinian soldiers.

The spokesperson emphasized that US officials and the president have not independently verified any visual evidence or confirmed these reports provided by Israel.

Instead, it has come to light that the president’s statements regarding the alleged atrocities were based on information provided by the spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and media reports originating from Israel.

This revelation follows a backdrop of continued hostilities, characterized by relentless Israeli bombardments that have resulted in the tragic loss of over 1,200 Palestinian lives.

These airstrikes have brought immense devastation to the region. As Israel continued heavy bombardments from the air, sea, and land across the Gaza Strip, the death toll in the coastal enclave is nearing 1,200, while the number of internally displaced persons spiked to 338,934 on Thursday — a 30% increase in just 24 hours, authorities said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said that at least 51 people were killed and 281 others injured in the airstrikes in the past 24 hours, CNN reported.

The new figures have increased the overall death toll to nearly 1,200, while the number of injured persons have shot up to 5,339, including 1,217 children and 744 women, the Ministry said.

This situation underscores the complexity of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the challenges surrounding the portrayal of events in the United States.

The reliance on information from Israeli sources and the absence of independent verification raises questions about the accuracy and objectivity of the information reaching US policymakers and the general public.

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