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US urges Netanyahu to “connect” his army offensive in Gaza with a political technique

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this Sunday to “connect” Israel's army offensive within the Gaza Strip with a political technique for the long run, the White House mentioned. it's an announcement.

Sullivan met in Jerusalem with Netanyahu, Israeli President Isaac Herzog and different political leaders, following a earlier assembly in Saudi Arabia with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

In his assembly with Netanyahu, Sullivan “reaffirmed the need for Israel to connect its military operations with a political strategy that can ensure the lasting defeat of Hamas, the release of all hostages, and a better future for Gaza,” the White House mentioned in an announcement. an announcement.

This message from Washington comes at a time of inner turbulence in Israel, after on Saturday War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz threatened to depart the emergency authorities on June 8 if Netanyahu doesn’t agree on a post-war plan. in Gaza earlier than then, together with who might govern the devastated Palestinian enclave.

The Minister of Defense and member of the War Cabinet, Yoav Gallant, additionally has a tense relationship with Netanyahu and has publicly contradicted him, displaying his opposition to any military-tinged Israeli authorities in Gaza.

During his go to to Jerusalem, Sullivan met with the United States-Israel Strategic Consultative Group (SCG), answerable for coordinating safety points, and during which he was briefed intimately about Israeli army operations within the Gaza Strip, in response to the House White.

In that assembly, each side analyzed “methods” to make sure the defeat of Hamas by minimizing hurt to civilians, and Sullivan reiterated that US President Biden opposes a large-scale army operation on Rafah, within the southern tip of Gaza. border with Egypt.

According to the White House, Sullivan additionally spoke with Netanyahu and different Israeli politicians about US efforts with Qatar and Egypt to mediate negotiations between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas with the purpose of securing the discharge of all hostages held in Loop.

In addition, Sullivan “proposed a series of concrete measures” to make sure that extra support reaches Gaza, together with the opening of all accessible crossings, and the usage of the floating dock constructed by the United States on the northern coast of the Strip, the place already Assistance has begun to reach.

Finally, the White House revealed that Sullivan and his interlocutors mentioned steps to ascertain a “more effective deconfliction mechanism” that may enable humanitarian employees to securely ship support to Gaza and set up mounted corridors inside the enclave to facilitate its distribution.

In the Gaza Strip, getting ready to famine, greater than 35,400 Gazans have already died, in response to figures from the Ministry of Health, managed by Hamas.

The Israeli offensive started after the October 7 assault by Hamas, which claimed the lives of 1,200 Israelis.