Biden calls Netanyahu urging for de-escalation in Gaza

US President Joe Biden made a telephone call to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 

US President spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on May 19. According to a White House release, the two leaders had a detailed discussion on the state of events in Gaza, Israel’s progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements, and ongoing diplomatic efforts by regional governments and the United States. The President conveyed to the Prime Minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire. 

 After the call, Netanyahu wrote on twitter: “I am determined to continue this operation until its objective is achieved: to restore the calm and security to you, citizens of Israel.” 

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