US says working with Israel, Egypt on safe passage for Gaza civilians

AFP , Wednesday 11 Oct 2023

The United States is "actively working" with Israel and Egypt on giving civilians safe passage from Gaza amid the war sparked by an attack by Hamas, the White House said Wednesday.

John Kirby
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby. AFP


“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,” White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said 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.

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