Biden discusses Gaza conflict with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had spoken with U.S. Joe Biden about the Gaza conflict.

The head of the Israeli government announced on Twitter on Saturday that he had informed Biden on the phone about developments and measures that Israel had taken and still wanted take.

He also thanked the U.S. for Washington’s “unconditional support” when it comes Israel’s right self-defence.

The conversation between Netanyahu and Biden was the second official one since the beginning of the conflict.

Meanwhile, Biden has briefed Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas on Washington’s diplomatic engagement in the ongoing conflict, the said in a statement.

Biden also stressed that the Islamist Hamas movement must stop firing rockets at Israel.

Biden and Abbas expressed over the deaths of innocent civilians.

The U.S. president stressed his commitment a negotiated two-state solution.

According to him, it is the best way to a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (dpa/NAN)