Pentagon warning to Israel

Pentagon warning to Israel

Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Patrick Ryder said at the daily press briefing that US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin focused on the protection of civilians in his meetings with his Israeli counterpart.

“In discussions between Secretary Austin and the Israeli Defense Minister, the importance of ensuring that operations are carried out in accordance with the laws of armed conflict that protect civilians and that aid reaches Gaza remains a concern. topic of discussion,” Ryder said. saying.

Ryder affirmed that this issue will remain at the center of the talks, saying: “We definitely don’t want civilians to suffer or be affected any more than before.” he said.


Ryder noted that while they discuss what Israel’s needs are in terms of what they are trying to accomplish against Hamas, they are also trying to make sure that Israel takes into account civilian casualties and the safety of civilians.

Ryder also shared the information that the US has suspended intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance flights in the region due to the current “humanitarian gap” between Israel and Hamas, and on the other hand, stated that for the first time planes were used transportation for US Agency for International Development (USAID) assistance to Gaza.

Ryder said USAID sent humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, consisting of approximately 2.5 tons of food, medical supplies and clothing, via US military transport planes. (AA)

Source: Sozcu


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