US President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, that expects a “significant de-escalation of war today” even between Israel and the Palestinian militias in Gaza, as indicated by the White House.
On his fourth call with the Israeli leader in a week, Biden “moved Netanyahu who was expecting a significant de-escalation today on the way to a ceasefire” in the bombings, which have already left more than 210 Palestinians dead and 12 on the Israeli side in 10 days of exchange of attacks. “The two leaders held a detailed discussion on the state of the situation in Gaza, Israel’s progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements,” the White House statement also reported.
Abbas denounces “brutal attacks” by Israel
For his part, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, denounced this Wednesday before the Arab Parliament based in Cairo “the brutal attacks” of Israel in the Gaza Strip and affirmed that its objective is “to stop the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. “in that enclave and in all the occupied territories.
In his telematic intervention, Abás considered that “the deliberate bombing of homes and facilities, the destruction of houses on the heads of their inhabitants, the destruction of infrastructure and the killing of children, the elderly and women is organized State terrorism (. ..) and war crimes “. For this reason, he promised that the Palestinian authorities will “prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes before international tribunals.”
On the other hand, he affirmed before the parliamentary representatives of the 22 countries of the Arab League, that his government’s work “focuses on stopping Israeli aggression against the people in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.” In addition, Abbas was willing to “enter into a serious political process (…) leading to the end of the Israeli occupation of the land of the Palestinian State, including East Jerusalem”, in order to “achieve a just and complete peace. in the region”.
“We have already informed the new US Administration of our full readiness to work with her in the framework of the International Quartet” for the Middle East, added the president. “We have said over and over again that we want peace”, He affirmed, however, he recalled that in this search for a negotiated solution, “none of the rights of the Palestinian people and nation, particularly in the city of Jerusalem, can be compromised.”
For this reason, he called for the implementation of the peace initiatives agreed within the Arab League that establish “the total Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian and Arab lands occupied in 1967, in the first place.”