Austin: Israel is obligated by “morality” to defend people.
According to the BBC, Israel’s principal ally, the United States, demanded more forceful measures to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza.Israel, according to US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, has a “moral responsibility” to defend people.While reiterating that the US would support its “closest friend in the world,” he claimed to have put pressure on Israeli authorities to significantly increase Gaza’s access to aid.

Additionally, US Vice President Kamala Harris had previously declared that “too many innocent Palestinians have been killed” and called the extent of the suffering “devastating”.