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12/7/2023, 10:50 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden tells Netanyahu 'critical' to protect civilians

United States President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that it is "critical" to protect civilians and to "separate" the civilian population from Hamas during its operation in the Gaza Strip. This includes the establishment of corridors to allow people to move safely from defined areas of hostilities, the White House reported in the readout of the call.

The US president also expressed his concern over the growing "extremist" violence against the Palestinians in the West Bank, stressing the importance of maintaining stability in the Bank. In addition, Biden pointed out that the Red Cross team must be given access to reach the hostages who are still being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The president also placed blame on Hamas for the end of the humanitarian pause, asserting that their refusal to release young women civilian captives resulted in the breakdown of the ceasefire.

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