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5/17, 12:17 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden: Will continue to engage Palestinians and Israelis

United States President Joe Biden said that his administration would continue to engage Palestinians and Israelis amid the recent escalation of tensions in the region.

"My administration is going to continue to engage Palestinians and Israelis and other regional partners to work towards sustained calm," Biden stated during the White House's virtual Eid celebration, which was boycotted by prominent Muslim advocacy groups in the US over the president's support to Israel.

Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden believes Israel has "a right to self-defense" amid criticism of the country's airstrikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, where the Palestinian death toll has reached over 190 people so far.

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