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US stance towards Israel aggression is 'nonsensical,' analyst suggests

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
In this AFP file photo taken on February 25, 2021 US State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks during the daily press briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC.

The United States' stance towards the Israeli regime's aggression against Palestinians is "nonsensical, says a political commentator in reaction to comments by US Department of State spokesperson Ned Price.

Max Parry told Press TV on Tuesday that Price's argument that Israel has a "legitimate right to defend itself," does not make sense as the regime's occupation is acknowledged by the international community.

"How in the world can the Biden administration say the criminal actions of the Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem (al-Quds) qualify as 'self-defense' when the United Nations itself has determined that the Zionist regime is illegally occupying the Palestinian territories?"

Price's comments repeatedly drew backlash from reporters at the briefing on the “principle of self-defense” as he refused to apply the same "right" to Palestinians.

"Price was evasive and refused to even condemn the killing of Palestinian children, saying the reports were precursory," Parry said. "In what context is the killing of children ever acceptable?

The American journalist further concluded that, "The entire context being set by the US State Department’s spokesperson and his remarks were nonsensical."

There has been a surge in the Israeli regime’s aggression against Palestinians, including children protesting their situation under occupation, since the beginning of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

The political commentator also pointed to "the Israeli military machine funded by tens of billions in US taxpayer dollars," asserting that "this latest exchange was entirely the result of initial violence committed by the colonialist Israeli settlers attempting to expel Palestinians from their homes in complete violation of international law followed by an assault on al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites in Islam during Ramadan, which injured hundreds of Palestinians."

At the core of the latest round of aggression is the planned forced expulsions of Palestinians by illegal Israeli settlers, looking to take over Palestinian lands.

Tensions, meanwhile, remain high in Jerusalem al-Quds, the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Biden administration has so far continued the US traditional path of double policies in regard to the situation in Palestine.

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