US spokesman indicates Netanyahu misspoke in comments on hostage-ceasefire deal

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller indicates that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu misspoke when he told Channel 14 yesterday that he only supports phase one of the hostage deal so that Israel can resume fighting Hamas afterward.

Miller notes Netanyahu’s subsequent statements walking back the claim.

“I think all of us who speak publicly at times make mistakes… and when we do so we have an obligation to come and clarify, and we’re glad he did,” Miller says.

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