of the United States president Joe Biden said on Monday that efforts are being made to negotiate a ceasefire lasting at least six weeks in the Gaza Strip, during which the hostages would also be released.
Biden commented on the situation in the Middle East at a joint press conference with the King of Jordan at the White House Abdullah’s with.
Biden also said that civilians in the town of Rafah, near the Egyptian border, must be protected. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the country’s armed forces to prepare a ground attack on Rafah. There are up to one million Palestinians in the region.