WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden, in a telephone name with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed his “grave concern” Saturday over the flareup of violence in Israel and Gaza, the White House stated.
Speaking on the sixth day of a paroxysm of Israeli-Palestinian violence that has left scores useless or wounded, Biden expressed his “strong support” for Israel’s proper to defend itself towards rocket assaults by “Hamas and other terrorist groups.”
“He condemned these indiscriminate attacks against towns and cities across Israel,” the White House assertion stated.
But Biden additionally raised issues in regards to the security of journalists after Israeli air strikes on Saturday flattened a constructing in Gaza housing The Associated Press and different worldwide media retailers.
Biden, who up to now has stated little publicly in regards to the flareup, voiced US assist for a negotiated two-state resolution to the continued Israeli-Palestinian battle.
He made the identical level in a separate telephone name with president Mahmud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, the White House stated, highlighting “strong commitment to a negotiated two-state solution as the best path to reach a just and lasting resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
The US chief, in his first name with Abbas since taking workplace, additionally “stressed the need for Hamas to cease firing rockets into Israel.”
Israel pummelled the Gaza Strip with air strikes on Saturday, killing 10 members of an prolonged household, as Palestinian militants fired again barrages of rockets.
Clashes additionally swept the occupied West Bank.