About 68 percent of Americans polled said they believe Israel should “call a ceasefire and try to negotiate” and say the U.S. should try to play a role in preventing further violence in the besieged city.
Mao Ning, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Monday that the current situation in Gaza is “quite dire” and said Beijing supports “all efforts aimed at de-escalating the conflict and restoring peace” in the coastal city.
Antony Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, lashed out at those who called for a ceasefire in Gaza during a Group of Seven meeting, and said, “those calling for an immediate ceasefire have an obligation to explain how to address the unacceptable result that would likely bring.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to budge on growing calls for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, and said those protesting in favor of such a stoppage are nothing more than today’s Nazi supporters.
Jessica Rosenberg, a rabbi, interrupted a speech by President Joe Biden last week and urged him to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.