Biden pressures Israel to increase Gaza assistance routes and deliveries. (PART-2)

The two U.S. sources said Biden pushed Netanyahu to allow humanitarian supply trucks into Gaza and reduce material restrictions.Both U.S. officials said Biden advised Netanyahu that negotiating Hamas' captive release is the shortest way to peace in Gaza. U.S.-Israeli relations would suffer if Netanyahu failed to establish a truce, officials said.

According to the White House, the president urged Netanyahu “an immediate ceasefire is essential to stabilize and improve the humanitarian situation and protect innocent civilians.” Biden said Netanyahu should “empower” negotiators to return Gaza hostages.

"The two leaders also discussed public Iranian threats against Israel and the Israeli people," White House. "President Biden made clear that the United States strongly supports Israel in the face of those threats."

A U.S. official described Israel's assassination of seven World Central Kitchen charity workers “an inflection point in this war.”According to a senior Biden administration official, Kirby claimed Netanyahu denied killing humanitarian workers on Monday during the 30-minute call.

The official said the president's wrath is "indicative of the broader problem of how the Israelis are conducting their operations," as they don't share or ignore deconfliction details for their military World Central Kitchen.

Two current and one former officials said top U.S. and Israeli officials met virtually Monday to discuss Israel's ground invasion of the city, which became difficult after the Americans refused to evacuate Palestinians sheltering there.

On Thursday, Biden supporter Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., advocated suspending U.S. military aid to Israel if it enters Rafah without protecting civilians or providing humanitarian CNN quoted him: “I think we’re there.

On Tuesday, Biden met Muslims at the White House. According to Black Muslim Leadership Council founder Salima Suswell, the president told NBC News that first lady Jill Biden personally pressed him to stop the Israel-Hamas war.

Biden's team "must stop funding the Netanyahu government's strategy, which has disproportionately killed civilians, aid workers, and medical personnel, used food as a weapon, and has no vision to establish a viable, independent Palestinian state alongside Israel," adds.

Doctor treating injured Gazans told Biden his wife didn't want him at the meeting. Suswell said Biden could relate and the first lady told him, “Stop it, stop it now.” New York Times originally reported the statements.


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