US President Joe Biden has issued a statement on the ongoing escalation between Israel and the Gaza Strip, the Associated Press reports
The White House chief said he had a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“I recently had a conversation with Bibi Netanyahu, we will be releasing a statement to that effect shortly. My expectation and hope is that there will be a reduction in violence sooner rather than later”, – Biden said.
The American president also stressed that the Jewish state “is under attack with thousands of rockets” and Israel “has a right to defend itself” in the current situation. Biden stressed that US national security and defence officials are in “constant contact with their counterparts in the Middle East”.Nearly 14,000 victims of conflict in Donbass – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry