“I have studied the maps, there’s nowhere for those folks to go,” US Vice President Kamala Harris told ABC News.

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan Act” as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listens during an event to celebrate the legislation in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, US, March 12, 2021.
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“Any major military operation in Gaza would be a huge mistake,” US Vice President Kamala Harris told ABC News in an interview aired Sunday.

“I have studied the maps, there’s nowhere for those folks to go, and we’re looking at about a million and a half people in Rafah who are there because they were told to go there,” Harris added

On the topic of Israeli elections, Harris told ABC that it is “on the Israeli people to make a decision about when they will have an election and who they elect.”

Harris made the comment after being asked by ABC if US President Biden calling Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s speech, in which he called for an election in Israel to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a “good speech” meant there should be elections in Israel.

When then asked if Netanyahu was “an obstacle to peace,” Harris avoided answering the question directly, responding that the administration must “continue to enforce what we know to be and should be the priorities‌ in terms of what is happening in Gaza.”

Palestinians carry bags of flour they grabbed from an aid truck near an Israeli checkpoint, as Gaza residents face crisis levels of hunger, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Gaza City, February 19, 2024. (credit: REUTERS/Kosay Al Nemer/File Photo)

She also added that “we have been very clear far too many innocent Palestinians have been killed.”

‘In the hell of Gaza’

German Foreign Affairs Minister Annalena Baerbock also commented on the situation in Gaza, saying that “in the hell of Gaza, more than one million children, women, and med are at the risk of starvation,” in a post on X Sunday.

“This cannot go on for another day. We leave no stone unturned with our partners. The Israeli government must finally open the border crossings to a lot more aid,” she added.

Baerbock added that Germany stands by their “responsibility for Israel’s security: Hamas must lay down its arms and must never bring terror to Israel again. But the goal cannot be achieved purely militarily. And military action has its limits in international humanitarian law.”

She also called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz responded to Baerbock saying that Israel expects “our friends to continue supporting Israel during these challenging times and not weaken it against the terrorist organization Hamas.

“A humanitarian ceasefire cannot be upheld without including the release of Israeli hostages. We must continue to work together to increase humanitarian aid to Gaza,” Katz said in a post on X, responding to Baerbock.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post