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May 18, 2021

Biden wants a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine

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US President Joe Biden has backed a ceasefire after eight days of bloody violence between Israel and the Palestinians. This information was given in the report of BBC online on Tuesday.

Joe Biden on Monday expressed his support for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine. He spoke on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday. It was during this phone call that Biden expressed his support for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestine.

The White House has issued a statement on the phone conversation between Biden and Netanyahu. The statement said the US president had expressed his support for the ceasefire. He also told the Israeli prime minister that the United States was working with other partner countries, including Egypt, to end the conflict.

Although Biden has now expressed support for a ceasefire, the United States on Sunday blocked a statement calling on the UN Security Council to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel's close ally, the United States, has objected to the Security Council meeting on Sunday.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has entered its second week. There are no signs of an end to the conflict so far. At least 212 Palestinians have been killed so far in Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip. Among the dead are 71 children. The United Nations says Israeli airstrikes have destroyed 36,000 homes in Gaza. Two and a half thousand have been displaced.

Rockets are being fired at Israel from Gaza in retaliation for the attack. According to the Israeli military, Hamas has fired more than 3,000 rockets so far. The Israeli side reportedly killed 10 people. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency meeting on Sunday on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. At the meeting, Turkey proposed the formation of a "security force" for the Palestinian people.

The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict began on April 13
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan after the Damascus Gate was closed. Since then, there has been tension between the two sides. The tensions escalated with the ousting of several Palestinian families in the Sheikh Zarah area of ​​East Jerusalem.

On May 2, Israeli police and protesters clashed in the Sheikh Zarah area. Amid tensions, the Israeli Supreme Court adjourned a May 9 hearing on the eviction of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Zarah area. However, the tension did not stop. On May 10, clashes broke out with police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. After Hamas fired rockets, Israeli forces launched airstrikes on the holy day of Eid al-Fitr. This conflict has continued so far.

This year's violence is said to be the biggest since the 2014 conflict. In 2014, 2,251 Palestinians were killed in the conflict. The death toll for Israel was 74, most of them members of the army.
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