Biden tells Netanyahu to take ‘concrete’ steps to address civilian casualties in Gaza

President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone call Thursday to implement “specific, concrete, and measure steps” to curb civilian casualties after Israeli Defense Forces bombed a humanitarian convoy.

Thursday’s call marks the first time the two leaders have spoken since an IDF airstrike destroyed multiple, marked World Central Kitchen vehicles Sunday night, killing at least seven aid workers, including one American citizen, in the process. Israel accepted responsibility for the strike but insists it was an accident.

Biden had previously told WCK founder Chef Jose Andres that the attack left him “heartbroken” and that he would press Israel to change its military operations in Gaza to limit civilian casualties.

“President Biden emphasized that the strikes on humanitarian workers and the overall humanitarian situation are unacceptable. He made clear the need for Israel to announce and implement a
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