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‘No intention to put US boots on ground’ in Israel-Hamas conflict: White House

Israeli forces encircle main southern Gaza city
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The United States has no plan to become militarily involved in the conflict between Israel and Hamas after the Palestinian militant group’s surprise attack, the White House said Monday.

“There’s no intention to put US boots on the ground,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters, adding however that President Joe Biden “will always make sure that we are protecting and defending our national security interest.”

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