White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday that the United States will not support any “forced transfer of Palestinians from Gaza.”
Kirby made these statements at the White House’s daily press briefing, where he declined to comment on Israel’s current bombing of the Hamas-controlled refugee camp in Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.
“We don’t respond to every event in real time, but we know for sure that civilians have been injured. “Thousands of civilians have died and infrastructure has been damaged by these airstrikes,” he said.
The United States, he added, does not accept “any civilian deaths in Gaza.” “They are all tragedies and we continue to work and will continue to work with the Israelis on the need to respect human life and try to limit civilian casualties,” Kirby added.
When a journalist asked if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was doing enough to protect the Palestinian civilian population, he said there were “indications that they are trying,” an impression based on daily interactions. talk about Israel. “about their goals, their strategies and their plans.”
The spokesman explained that in the last 24 hours another 66 trucks entered Gaza with humanitarian aid.
“It’s a trickle compared to what’s needed and we’re going to continue to work hard,” said Kirby, who said “dozens of trucks” are expected to go through today.
According to him, US President Joe Biden plans to speak on Tuesday with King Abdullah of Jordan “to discuss greater cooperation to address the worsening humanitarian situation.”