The United States president, Joe Biden, has announced his efforts to negotiate a ceasefire lasting at least six weeks in the Gaza Strip. During this time, hostages will be released. Biden made these comments during a joint press conference with the King of Jordan, Abdullahin, at the White House.
According to Biden, it is crucial for civilians in Rafah, near the Egyptian border, to be protected. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the country’s armed forces to prepare a ground attack on Rafah where there are up to one million Palestinians in the region.