Biden tells Netanyahu he supports a ceasefire in Israeli-Palestinian conflict: White House

The President expressed his support for a ceasefire

  
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2021.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2021.

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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Joe Biden, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, expressed his support for a ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, the White House said.

"The President expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed U.S. engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that end," the White House said in a statement.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Mohammad Zargham) ((mohammad.zargham@thomsonreuters.com;))

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