Folks surprised at this don’t know US policy in the Israel/Palestine Conflict. US escalation has been ongoing for decades. This is just the most recent example:
State Department staff wrote that high-level officials do not want press materials to include three specific phrases: ‘de-escalation/ceasefire,’ ‘end to violence/bloodshed’ and ‘restoring calm.’
Noam Chomsky on decades old US policy of supporting brutal military occupation and obstruction of a resolution of the Israel/Palestine Conflict.