More than 700 people have been killed and more than 2,000 injured since Hamas terrorists launched a sneak attack Saturday on Israel.
Jewish leaders say it is the worst, single-day massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.
There are also reports that a number of Americans may have been killed or taken hostage during the attacks.
Meanwhile, the White House announced that President Biden was spending the afternoon taking part in a barbecue on the White House lawn.
The pool report, emailed just after 6 p.m. Sunday evening, notes that a reporter could hear a “live band” in the White House.
“In the late afternoon and early evening, a live band could be heard coming from the area near the Rose Garden. Your pooler asked why a band was playing. From the White House: The President and First Lady are hosting a BBQ for White House Executive Residence Staff and their families,” the pool reporter wrote.
“While Hamas holds Americans hostage, Joe Biden is enjoying a picnic with a live band,” Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley tweeted, accompanied by a screen shoot of a White House Pool report.
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