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US says it’s held over 60 calls with Middle East leaders aimed at deescalating Gaza violence

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

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, March 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, March 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki tells reporters at today’s press briefing that US officials have held over 60 calls with Middle East counterparts aimed at de-escalating the latest round of violence between Israel and terror groups in Gaza.

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