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Netanyahu assures Biden that Israel seeking to limit civilian casualties in Gaza

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

For the second time this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with US President Joe Biden about the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza, his office says.

During the call earlier today, Netanyahu updated Biden on Israel’s operations in Gaza and what future steps it plans to take there, according to the Israeli readout.

Netanyahu thanked Biden for the “unwavering support” of the United States for Israel’s right to defend itself.

Netanyahu “emphasized in the conversation that Israel is doing everything to avoid harming innocent civilians and the proof of this is that in towers where there are terror targets attacked by the IDF, they are given time to evacuate first,” according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

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