WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden met with Jordan’s King Abdullah on the White Home on Monday (Feb 12) coming face-to-face with a longtime ally who has been calling for a Gaza ceasefire.
The assembly comes as Biden has develop into more and more vocal in his demand that Israel not undertake a floor offensive in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah, with out a plan to guard Palestinian civilians who’re massed there.
Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, and the White Home stated he pressured that “a army operation in Rafah mustn’t proceed with out a credible and executable plan for guaranteeing the security of and help for the a couple of million folks sheltering there.”
JORDAN’S KING WANTS CEASEFIRE
Earlier than embarking on a tour of Western capitals, Abdullah participated in an airdrop of humanitarian aid to Gaza, a transfer that highlighted his kingdom’s position in pushing Israel to cease limiting efforts to assist fend off sickness, starvation and hunger within the war-torn enclave.
The king, who has been vocal in calling for an finish to Israel’s marketing campaign, is predicted to induce Biden to help a direct ceasefire.
Biden’s group has been making an attempt to barter a pause within the preventing to safe the discharge of hostages held by Hamas for the reason that Palestinian militant group that governs Gaza launched an assault in southern Israel on Oct 7, killing 1,200 folks.
Palestinian well being officers estimate that greater than 28,000 folks in Gaza have been killed in Israel’s offensive in opposition to Hamas fighters.
A senior Biden administration official informed reporters on Sunday that Biden’s assembly with the king would give attention to ending the struggle in Gaza.