Officials are worried Israel is seeking US weapons for a war in Lebanon, and analysts say an uptick in attacks tied to Iran risks ensnaring the US in a major conflict.
“In this kind of a fight, the centre of gravity is the civilian population,” Lloyd Austin said this weekend.
A temporary truce – now expired – means people from both sides have spoken to the media.
The British-Palestinian MP said she was "in shock" at their exchange on BBC Question Time.
Israeli fighter jets hit the Palestinian territory minutes after a weeklong truce expired on Friday.
A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas has entered its fifth day.
"Shame on you," Israel's foreign minister hit out at the Irish taoiseach.
Demonstrators were arrested after jumping barricades and gluing themselves to New York's 6th Avenue.