Netanyahu assures Biden that Israel is seeking to limit Gaza civilian casualties

President backs Israeli self-defense; stresses need for journalists’ safety, after IDF blows up media tower it says also served Hamas; says Palestinians deserve security, freedom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with US President Joe Biden on Saturday about the ongoing escalation in violence between Israel and terrorists in the Gaza Strip and said the IDF was doing everything possible to avoid harming civilians, according to an Israeli statement on the call.

Biden, for his part, said he was worried about the safety of journalists in the conflict zone, after Israel demolished a Gaza tower where foreign journalists had offices. The IDF had warned occupants that it was going to demolish the tower, which it said was used as a Hamas intel HQ.

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