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Biden urges Israel not to resume fighting in southern Gaza Strip

Biden urges Israel not to resume fighting in southern Gaza Strip U.S. President Joe Biden (Photo: Getty Images)

President Joe Biden is trying to dissuade the Israeli leadership from initiating large-scale military operations in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the AXIOS.

According to sources from Axios, in a recent phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden conveyed that the Israeli army currently lacks the capability to carry out a full-scale ground operation in the southern Gaza Strip. The initiation of large-scale military actions could lead to the "inevitable loss" of millions of Palestinians.

Biden told Netanyahu that the way Israel operated in northern Gaza, which included a wide assault and three armored and infantry divisions, can't be repeated in the southern part of the enclave because of the millions of Palestinians who are there now, the U.S. officials said.

U.S. Support for Israel

Following the incursion of Gaza militants into Israeli territory, Biden ordered additional support for Israel after the terrorist attack by Hamas.

The U.S. sent aircraft carrying military aid and additional Iron Dome missile defense systems to Israel.

Additionally, Joe Biden requested Congress to allocate $106 billion, of which $14.3 billion would go to Israel.