Senior administration officials discussed ongoing efforts to secure humanitarian aid and prevent another mass displacement of civilians in southern Gaza

President Biden has apparently told Israeli government officials that when the IDF ground campaign moves into the southern part of Gaza, maximum efforts must be made not to produce further significant displacement of civilians.

In a briefing by senior administration officials with reporters, the U.S. leader has repeatedly said the IDF should not "replicate” what took place in northern Gaza during the first part of the ground incursion, during which hundreds of thousands of civilians were moved to a humanitarian zone in southern Gaza. Citing the limited capacities of the humanitarian relief network, Biden has urged Netanyahu and Israeli officials that the next phase of the operation must be “carefully thought through.”

The officials described the Israeli response as “receptive,” and that there is an understanding that the ground campaign in southern Gaza will be conducted differently than it was in the north.... Read More: i24