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Americans Favor Continued Support for Israel but Still Sour on Biden’s Performance Overall: POLL

Heading into 2024, the president battles low confidence in his leadership.

A plurality of Americans back what the United States is doing to support Israel in the war against the Islamic militant group Hamas and an additional 29% think the country should be doing even more.

Still, a majority of the public also disapproves of President Joe Biden’s handling of the conflict as well as a range of other issues, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll, a warning sign for him as he launches his bid for reelection.

At least 1,300 people have died and 3,227 others have been injured in Israel after Hamas launched a devastating, gruesome attack from several fronts on Oct. 7, Israeli authorities said. Militants entered homes, killed families and took more than 100 captives back to Gaza, including women, children and the elderly. They also gunned down hundreds celebrating at an Israeli music festival.

In Gaza, at least 2,215 people, including 724 children, have been killed as Israel has launched retaliatory strikes and other operations, with an estimated 8,744 more injured and those numbers expected to climb — and tens of thousands more displaced, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

According to a U.N. statement on Saturday, almost 1 million people have been displaced in Gaza.

Source : Abc News