US supports Israeli op to prevent rocket fire, says envoy

US envoy Dan Shapiro says the US “supports the Israeli operation to prevent rocket fire” and “understands” the current effort to thwart the tunnel threat.

He tells Channel 2 that the US also wants Israel to minimize civilian fatalities in Gaza, which, according to him, Israel also recognizes as an imperative.

“Only the Egyptians” have the history and the connections and regional clout to broker a ceasefire deal, claims Shapiro, recalling that they did so in 2012.

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