"I believe they suspect that the Biden administration, as with the previous Obama-Biden administration, would be very sympathetic to the Palestinians and would push back on the Israelis", he added, saying that was a "pattern" with Obama for eight years.
Several Israelis and dozens of Palestinians have been killed.
The plane was forced to fly in circles for an hour due to the rocket fire before it could land at a different Israeli airport.
At least 67 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday, according to the enclave's health ministry.
Palestinian demonstrators run away from the gas fired by Israeli soldiers during an anti-Israel demonstration over tensions in Jerusalem near the Jewish settlement of Beit El near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on May 13, 2021.
Israel on Thursday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 11 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in a series of airstrikes.
Gaza has no air defence system and few bomb shelters to offer the Palestinian people protection.
The prime minister also alluded to an incident on Wednesday in which video footage showed a group of Jewish nationalists dragging a man who they believed to be Arab out of his auto and beating him in the central city of Bat Yam. The death toll continues to climb as violence spreads to the streets of mixed Arab-Jewish cities in Israel.
Britain's Boris Johnson led global leaders in calling for the two sides to step back from the brink yesterday, but a UN Security Council meeting failed to agree on a on a joint statement due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally, diplomats said.
Israel has said it's targeting buildings where Hamas - the militant group that controls Gaza - stores weapons or has offices.
Blinken had earlier on Wednesday said that a USA envoy would travel to the Middle East to seek to calm tensions as he implored Israel to avoid civilian deaths.
A senior US official separately said to expect further high-level contacts, including with Jordan and Egypt, although Washington does not speak to Hamas, which it considers a terrorist group.
"We call upon the Department of State to exert diplomatic pressure to prevent these acts from taking place", they said in the letter.
But there are key differences. And looming in the background is an worldwide war crimes investigation.
In 2014 as well, Israel targeted and destroyed large buildings in Gaza and was criticized as a result. The evening, followed by the Eid al-Fitr holiday, is usually a time of vibrant night life, shopping and crowded restaurants.