WASHINGTON, DC – Amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, US President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order targeting violent Israeli settlers in the West Bank for their role in “compromising stability” in the region, according to a report by CNN.
The new directive is expected to impose penalties on individuals involved in violent activities in the West Bank. It aims to address the ongoing tensions and violence between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in the region. Biden has previously denounced such violent attacks and has raised the issue directly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Before the official release of the executive order, President Biden spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast on Capitol Hill. He acknowledged the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians, emphasizing the importance of valuing and praying for those affected by the conflict.
The executive order will target individuals accused of committing acts of violence or intimidation in the West Bank. This includes those involved in riots, arson, attacks on people, and property damage. The order also intends to restrict Americans from providing financial support to these individuals and ban their property and financial transactions within the country.
Violence between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in the West Bank has escalated following the recent Hamas attack on Israel. The surge in violence prompted the US government to address the issue and implement strategies to prevent further conflict.
In addition to the executive order targeting violent Israeli settlers, the Biden administration is also considering a new policy to expedite the establishment of a demilitarized and viable Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This initiative aims to recognize a Palestinian statehood with defined institutions and security capabilities to ensure viability and prevent threats to Israel.
The latest developments in US policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict come as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to address the ongoing violence and tensions in the region. The proposed executive order and new policy signal a shift in US approach to promoting stability and peace between Israelis and Palestinians in the long-standing conflict.