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Joe Biden calls for truce in the Israel-Gaza conflict

US President Joe Biden has expressed his support for a truce following the violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

The battle is currently in its second week, with a slight indication of it coming to an end.

According to Biden Israeli ought to try to protect innocent civilians.

The US had therefore joined hands with Egypt and other countries on stopping aggressions. However, the US yet again obstructed a UN Security Council statement calling for an end of violence.

Israel on Tuesday led more airstrikes on Gaza, with its army claiming dozens of rockets were fired into its territory overnight.

At least 212 people, inclusive of 61 children, have died in Gaza as of now.

In Israel, 10 people, including two children, have perished.

Israel, however, states that the majority of the deceased in Gaza are militants. Any civilian deaths are unintentional.

Hamas, a militant group that runs the territory, however, disagrees with this.

According to a White House declaration on Monday, Biden “encouraged Israel to make every effort to ensure the protection of innocent civilians”.

“The two leaders discussed progress in Israel’s military operations against Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza,” it added.

President Biden “expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed US engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that end”, it said.

Meanwhile, Israel killed a senior Palestinian militant commander in heavy airstrikes on Gaza yesterday and Islamist sets reintroduced rocket attacks on Israeli cities regardless of mounting international calls for a truce.

The violence has stimulated accumulative anxiety globally with world leaders and humanitarian organizations calling for measures to prevent the deaths of civilians and the turmoil created by the demolition of buildings and infrastructure.

By Everlyne Bosibori

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