..while condemning the "indiscriminate attacks" coming from the Gaza Strip.
He merely "raised concerns" about the "safety and security of journalists" - and glaringly absent was any specific mention in the call readout of the intentional targeting of the media building which was hit by a reported six airstrikes earlier in the day, causing it to be flattened.
According to Axios in the call with Netanyahu Biden stopped short of an outright condemnation of the attack, but merely "raised concerns about civilian casualties in Gaza and the bombing of the building that housed AP and other media offices, according to Israeli officials."
The opening section from the White House statement on the call is as follows:
The President spoke today with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. The President reaffirmed his strong support for Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza. He condemned these indiscriminate attacks against towns and cities across Israel. The President updated the Prime Minister on high-level U.S. engagement with regional partners on this issue and discussed ongoing diplomatic efforts. The President noted that this current period of conflict has tragically claimed the lives of Israeli and Palestinian civilians, including children. He raised concerns about the safety and security of journalists and reinforced the need to ensure their protection.