White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has said the US is working on creating safe passage for Gazans seeking to flee the Israeli bombardment, but there has been no breakthrough.
“We’re actively discussing this with our Israeli and Egyptian counterparts,” Kirby told reporters. “We support safe passage for civilians. Civilians are not to blame for what Hamas has done. They didn’t do anything wrong.”
Kirby added that the death toll of US citizens in Israel has risen to 22 with 17 missing.
He dodged when asked if the US government has sought to dissuade an Israeli land operation in Gaza.
“We’re gonna let the Israelis talk about their military operations,” he said.