Ron DeSantis: In a significant development amid the recent Israel attack, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis is set to hold a press conference on Tuesday morning in Surfside.
This event holds immense importance, as it aims to address the aftermath of the Saturday attack in Israel. Joining the Governor at the Shul de Bal Harbour will be Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and Israel’s Consul General, Maor Elbaz-Starinsky.
A Call for Leadership and Unity
Governor DeSantis emphasized the need for leadership during these trying times. He stressed the importance of the President’s presence and the significance of unity in the fight against terrorism.
DeSantis expressed concerns regarding the relaxation of sanctions against Iran by the Biden administration. He firmly believes that the United States should not support policies that enrich the Iranian regime.
The Implications of Iranian Finances
DeSantis pointed out that when Iran receives more funds, it doesn’t improve the lives of its citizens. Instead, these funds are channeled to finance terrorism across the Middle East and worldwide.
They provide financial support to organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas. DeSantis went on to state that Iran was involved in orchestrating the recent attack on Israel, a fact that has been reported. Despite their denials, he remains convinced of Iran’s involvement.
The Governor advocated for utilizing all available means to cut off the flow of money to the Iranian regime, thereby curbing their influence and support for terrorism.
Strong Support for Israel
Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, who attended an interfaith Stand with Israel rally in Aventura, reaffirmed her and Governor DeSantis’s unwavering support for the State of Israel. She described Israel as the United States’ only true ally and a valuable friend in the Middle East.
Escalation of the Conflict
In a turn of events, Israel launched airstrikes in the center of Gaza City on Tuesday and expanded the mobilization of reservists. They vowed punitive actions against the militant group Hamas, which had brought violence to the streets of Israel for the first time in decades.
Four days after Hamas militants breached Israeli borders, leading to shootings in Israeli streets, the Israeli military declared they had effectively regained control over the southern region and the border.
The Human Cost of the Conflict
It is important to note that the ongoing conflict has already claimed at least 1,600 lives on both sides, with the potential for many more casualties. Israel has also reported that Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza are holding over 150 soldiers and civilians as hostages.
As we move forward, the expectation is that the conflict will intensify. Israel’s decision to mobilize 360,000 reservists, as reported by local media, underscores the seriousness of the situation.