Washington, Oct. 15, 2023
From our Overseas Bureau
President Joe Biden reiterated United States’ unwavering support for Israel and emphasised the need for humanitarian aid for the people of Palestine as he held separate phone calls with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders amid escalating tensions in Gaza, White House said.
In his first call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas since Hamas’ unprecedented assault on Israel a week ago, Joe Biden stressed that the militant group does not stand for the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and self-determination.
Joe discussed with Abbas U.S.’ efforts to work with United Nations, Egypt, Jordan, Israel and others to ensure humanitarian supplies reach civilians in Gaza.