White House wants Israel to lower intensity of attacks

(Washington, DC)  --  National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby says the U.S. has had intense talks with Israel to lower the intensity of its attacks in Gaza.  

Speaking on CBS' Face the Nation, Kirby said Israel has "taken some steps" to get there, including fewer air strikes and pulling some troops out. He did not say there's a specific timetable for the transition to a lower intensity phase, other than to say it's coming "very, very soon."  

"But we believe that- look, any military campaign, you go through phases, and the next logical phase here, as they have put pressure on Hamas leadership, is to get to lower intensity operations, more targeted, more precise raids, less airstrikes. We believe it's time to make that transition. And we have had that conversation with them," said Kirby while speaking to Face the Nation.

Kirby added that more trucks delivering humanitarian aid need to get into Gaza each day.

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