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US President Joe Biden has called for an end to hostilities between Israel and Hamas for at least six weeks.
Source: Bloomberg citing Biden’s statement
Details: This statement was made by Biden after meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House.
According to the president of the United States, such a pause “would bring an immediate and prolonged period of calm in Gaza for at least six weeks, after which we could use the time to build something stronger.”
Biden added that “the key components of the agreements are already on the table,” and the United States “will do everything possible to make them happen.”
The publication said that Biden and Abdullah met amid growing concern about a possible Israeli ground offensive on the city of Rafah, which threatens to further escalate tensions as well as the humanitarian crisis in the region.
Biden said he and the king discussed the situation in Rafah and how to get more aid to Gaza.
Abdallah remarked: “We cannot afford an Israeli attack on Rafah. It will certainly lead to another humanitarian disaster… We need a lasting ceasefire now. This war must end.”
Abdullah added that the US, its Arab partners and other countries should step up efforts to achieve a ceasefire, immediately “working to create a political horizon that will lead to a just and comprehensive peace based on a two-state solution.”
Abdullah’s visit came as Israeli forces launched new airstrikes on Rafah on Monday, ahead of possible ground operations in the city, where more than a million people have taken refuge.
Many refugees have fled northern Gaza since Israel launched a military campaign in response to Hamas following an attack by the group on October 7.
What preceded: Biden held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which they discussed, in particular, the plans of the Israeli army to conduct an operation in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
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