CHARLESTON: US President Joe Biden was briefly interrupted on Monday during a speech when several people upset over by his staunch support for Israel in its war against Hamas called out that if he really cared about lives lost.

They chanted and shouted, calling for ceasefire in Gaza to help innocent Palestinians who are being killed under Israel’s bombardment.

The chants of “ceasefire now” were drowned out by audience members chanting “four more years.”

Biden responded by saying he was working with the Israeli government to reduce its operations in Gaza.

Biden was speaking at the Mother Emanuel AME Church, where in 2015 nine black parishioners were shot to death by the white stranger they had invited to join their Bible study.

Also on Monday, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Winter Tent in AlUla on Monday.

They discussed regional and international developments and efforts being made toward them in order to achieve security and stability, especially the latest developments in the situation in Gaza.