The Pentagon called on Israel on Thursday to do more to protect civilian life during its military operations in Gaza, saying the conflict was taking too high a toll on civilians.
“The civilian casualties in Gaza have been too high. And it’s become clear that the Israelis need to do more to live up to their very high standards – their very high and very public standards – for protecting civilian life,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said at a news briefing.
Meanwhile, a White House spokesman said on Thursday that the shelling of a UN facility in Gaza this week by the IDF is “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible…
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