Biden to speak with Netanyahu for first time since Israeli airstrike killed 7 aid workers

President Joe Biden is expected to speak by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday for the first time since an Israeli airstrike killed multiple people working with Chef Jose Andres’s World Central Kitchen in Gaza.

Officials with the Israel Defense Forces have accepted responsibility for the seven humanitarian aid workers killed while maintaining the strike itself was an accident. White House officials had previously told reporters that Biden told Andres in a call earlier this week that he was “heartbroken” by the deaths.

Reports indicate the president plans to dress down Netanyahu, with officials telling CNN Biden has grown “increasingly frustrated” in the aftermath of the airstrike.

“Biden is pissed,” an official told Axios. “The temperature regarding Bibi is very high.”

The White House declined to comment on the call before it was held Thursday morning.

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