US closely monitoring Israeli airstrike probe amid tragic Rafah incidents however…


Asked if he was saying the latest floor operations in Rafah wouldn’t immediate a US withdrawal of extra army assist, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby mentioned “I believe that’s what I’ve been saying here.”

The Biden administration mentioned on Tuesday it was closely monitoring the probe right into a lethal Israeli airstrike it referred to as tragic, however that the latest deaths in Rafah did not represent a serious floor operation there that crosses any US purple traces. “The Israelis have said this is a tragic mistake,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby informed reporters on the White House when requested about whether or not the occasions over the weekend certified as the kind of “death and destruction” US officers have warned may consequence within the withholding of extra assist to Israel.

The US would not have “a measuring stick here or a quota,” Kirby mentioned. “We’ve also said we don’t want to see a major ground operation in Rafah that would really make it hard for the Israelis to go after Hamas without causing extensive damage and potentially a large number of deaths. We have not seen that yet,” he mentioned, noting that Israel’s operations have been principally in a hall on the outskirts of Rafah.

Asked if he was saying the latest floor operations in Rafah wouldn’t immediate a US withdrawal of extra army assist, Kirby mentioned “I believe that’s what I’ve been saying here.” Recent deaths in Rafah have examined President Joe Biden’s promise to withhold weapons from Israel if the US ally made a serious invasion of Rafah that put displaced individuals there in danger.

Speaking at a ceremonial occasion in Washington, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris mentioned, “The word tragic doesn’t even begin to describe” an Israeli airstrike on Sunday that triggered a fireplace in a tent camp within the Gaza metropolis of Rafah, killing 45 Palestinians. Harris’s comment, in response to a reporter’s query, additionally adopted what Gaza well being authorities described as Israeli tank shelling of a tent camp in an evacuation space west of Rafah that killed no less than 21 individuals on Tuesday.

Israel mentioned that “something unfortunately went tragically wrong” in Sunday’s airstrike whereas its army denied shelling the tent camp on Tuesday. Israel mentioned it had focused two senior Hamas operatives in Sunday’s operation and had not supposed to trigger civilian casualties. Hamas issued a press release celebrating the martyrdom of two fighters within the strike on Sunday, Kirby mentioned, a sign that Israel was making an attempt to go after Hamas in a “targeted, precise way.”

Asked whether or not Israel’s strikes may put Biden in a troublesome place, Kirby informed reporters Tuesday that as an alternative there was an actual hazard that Israel may grow to be additional remoted from the worldwide group with the style wherein it’s conducting operations.

Global leaders have expressed horror on the hearth in a chosen “humanitarian zone” of Rafah the place households uprooted by preventing elsewhere had sought shelter. More than 36,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s offensive, Gaza’s well being ministry says. Israel launched its air and floor conflict after Hamas-led militants attacked southern Israeli communities on October 7, killing round 1,200 individuals and seizing greater than 250 hostages, in keeping with Israeli tallies.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA workers and is revealed from Reuters)

Nilesh Desai
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