Sullivan: Israel has intent to avoid civilian deaths and 'we want to see results match up to that'

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Friday that Israel is intending to avoid civilian casualties in its war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip but the U.S. wants to see the "results match up to that."

Sullivan spoke at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Isaac Herzog and the country's war cabinet.

Sullivan said "Israel selects targets and tries to distinguish between targets that hit Hamas and those that might take the lives of innocent civilians."

"At the end of the day what we have consistently said is that Israel has the intent to make sure that it is drawing those distinctions clearly and in a sustainable way, and we want to see the results match up to that," he added.

Sullivan said the topic is a conversation that he has had with Netanyahu today and yesterday. 

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