Biden: "Palestinians And Israelis Deserve To Live Safely And Enjoy The Same Measures Of Freedom And Prosperity"

US President Joe Biden has promised to continue “silent and tireless diplomacy” with Israel and Palestine after announcing the ceasefire between the government of Benjamin Netanyahu and the Islamist movement Hamas.

“I believe that Palestinians and Israelis alike deserve to live safely and enjoy the same measures of freedom, prosperity and democracy. My Administration will continue its silent and tireless diplomacy to that end,” Biden said in a televised address.

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Israel and Hamas have announced a bilateral truce that will end eleven days of escalating warfare, which is now in effect. The US president has said that Washington has held “high-level, hourly dialogues” with Egypt, the Palestinian National Authority and other Middle Eastern countries with the aim of achieving this ceasefire. Specifically, it has recognized the Egyptian President, Abdelfatah al Sisi, and his senior officials in this diplomatic work.

Biden has explained that over the past eleven days he has spoken six times with Netanyahu, with whom he has pledged to rearm Israel’s missile defense system, known as the Iron Dome, to ensure its “security in the future. “.

The US president has been subjected these days to tremendous pressure from members of the Democratic Party, who for the first time in decades have broken with their policy of unconditional support for Israel. For example, Palestinian congresswoman Rashida Tlaib approached Biden on Tuesday on the tarmac of a Michigan airport to make him ugly that his “status quo” strategy was not working.

On Wednesday, a day later, Biden asked Netanyahu for an immediate “significant war de-escalation.”

The eleven days of conflict have cost the lives of 232 Palestinians, including 65 minors, in addition to 1,900 injured. In Israel, 12 people have died, including two minors, and more than 340 have been injured.

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