White House backs Gaza humanitarian pause amid Israeli bombing

Vice President Joe Biden visit to Israel March 2016
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WASHINGTON — According to White House National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby, in a statement to reporters, he said, "We believe that if a pause could be effective in allowing for the departure and release of hostages, then that is something we would absolutely support, and we believe Israel should support it." He added that the U.S. has been actively engaging in discussions with Israel, expressing White House support for humanitarian pauses to allow aid to reach Gaza.اضافة اعلان

Meanwhile, earlier on Friday, amid the bombing, Gaza experienced a complete telecommunication outage, underscoring that the region faced a comprehensive loss of telecommunications and internet connectivity during the most intense series of airstrikes.

The White House also reported pushing for more aid to Gaza amidst the crisis, emphasizing its ongoing efforts to apply pressure to facilitate the delivery of additional assistance. Furthermore, the White House asserted its readiness to take additional measures to protect its forces and its right to respond to any attacks. 

Regarding Iran and Syria, the White House conveyed that it is not seeking conflict with Iran and that its recent operation is separate from the situation between Israel and Hamas. The U.S. military presence in Syria is aimed at disrupting and preventing further attacks.

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