November 06, 2023 18:23 GMT
US Will Continue Having Conversations w/Israel About Humanitarian Pauses
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White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby has told reporters that President Biden, "discussed potential for tactical pauses," with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today.
- According to Kirby, the leaders also, "discussed situation in West Bank," and, "agreed to speak again in coming days."
- Kirby says: "US will continue having conversations with Israel about temporary humanitarian pauses in Gaza," adding "we believe we are at beginning of these conversations not the end."
- The US diplomatic effort to achieve a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas appears to have had limited success. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has visited Israel, Jordan, the West Bank, Cyprus, Iraq, and Turkey in the past three days attempting to build support for humanitarian pauses.
- Blinken said in Turkey today: “All of this is a work in progress. We don’t obviously agree on everything, but there are common views on some of the imperatives of the moment that we’re working on together.”
- Netanyahu reiterated to Blinken on Sunday that no ceasefire could be agree without the return of hostages.