US working to secure Gaza humanitarian corridor

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

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby says the US is “actively discussing” with Israel and Egypt efforts to ensure safe passage from Gaza for civilians.

“We support safe passage for civilians. Civilians are not to blame for what Hamas has done. They didn’t do anything wrong, and we continue to support safe passage,” Kirby says during a press briefing.

He acknowledges that the countries have not yet secured said safe passage but are still working to secure such a humanitarian corridor.

“Civilians are protected under the laws of armed conflict, and they should be given every opportunity to avoid the fighting,” Kirby says.

Israel is open to a possible corridor to Egypt, Channel 12 news reports.

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