National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Monday said the civilian death toll in Gaza is “alarming.”
Appearing on MSNBC, the top White House adviser first said that the Obama administration “fully supports” Israel’s right to defend itself against threats like those from Hamas.
“It’s the U.S. view, as well, that the death toll and the civilian toll in Gaza is rising in an alarming pace,” Rice continued.
“It’s a concern that is grave and deepening on the part of the United States, the American people and the entire international community.”
Rice proceeded to call for “an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire,” echoing what President Barack Obama and his top officials have said in recent days.