The American CNN website reported that President joe biden His senior advisors warned Israel that it would become difficult for it to achieve its “military goals.” Gaza As global anger intensifies against the targeting of civilians.
The website added in its report that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressed this point during their conversation with the Israelis, assuring them that the “erosion of support” would have dire strategic consequences for Israel.
According to CNN, officials – behind the scenes – believe that Israel has time to try to achieve its goal of eliminating the movement agitation “Very limited” before reaching the “tipping point” with growing global discontent over the continuing human suffering in Gaza.
The website adds, quoting American sources, that there is recognition within the US administration that this “tipping point” may come quickly, and the US government’s refusal to publicly call for a ceasefire will become “untenable.”
CNN quoted “informed sources” as saying that Biden and members of the national security team were “particularly upset” by the Israeli air attacks that targeted a refugee camp in northern Gaza (Jabalia camp), causing widespread destruction and deaths, which is ” “What the president didn’t like at all.”
A senior US administration official said, “The problem now for Israel is that criticism has become stronger, not only from its critics, but within its circle of best friends.”
According to CNN, Biden “did not set any red lines before Israel,” and so far he has avoided publicly calling for a ceasefire, claiming that this will only help Hamas.
He added that Biden warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the international community would “ruthlessly judge” Israel if it did not take steps to “alleviate human suffering and reduce the death rate among Palestinians.” He also expressed his concern about “the escalation of violence by settlers in the West Bank.” He called for their attacks to stop.
The website continued that the limited ceasefire to remove the hostages and maintain the operation of the communication network and the Internet in the Strip in exchange for allowing limited aid to enter Gaza were among the matters that the American administration pressured Israel – and still is – to accept.