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Criticism of Biden’s approach to Hamas-Israel conflict shown at White House meeting

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The article discusses a meeting between President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Muslim American community leaders, where tensions arose over the administration’s support for Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. Several attendees, including a Palestinian American doctor, expressed deep anguish over the civilian casualties and humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The president acknowledged the community’s concerns but maintained that he would not call for a permanent ceasefire until all remaining hostages are released. The meeting highlighted the deepening divide between the administration and the Muslim and Arab American communities over the ongoing conflict. Despite the administration’s efforts to engage with these communities, many have declined invitations to events, citing their discomfort with participating in celebrations while Palestinians in Gaza face starvation and suffering.

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