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Biden called for a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

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Biden and Abdullah met amid growing concerns about a possible Israeli offensive in the city of Rafah.

US President Joe Biden, following talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Washington, called for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas for at least six weeks. Bloomberg wrote this on Monday, February 12.

According to the US President, such a halt would “bring an immediate and lasting period of peace to Gaza for at least six weeks, after which we can use the time to build something stronger.”

The King of Jordan also called for a widespread ceasefire.

“We cannot stand by and let this continue. We need a lasting ceasefire now. This war must end,” Abdullah II said.

Biden and the King of Jordan are said to have discussed the threat of an Israeli ground offensive in southern Gaza.

Abdullah’s visit comes as Israeli forces launched new airstrikes in Rafah on Monday, ahead of possible ground operations in the city where more than a million people have taken refuge.

Many refugees fled northern Gaza after Israel launched a military campaign in response to Hamas following the group’s October 7 attack.

Hamas has a command tunnel under the UN headquarters in the Gaza Strip (UNRWA).

We remind you that the IDF is preparing a massive operation in the city where there are 1.3 million refugees.

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Source: korrespondent

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