Biden tells Israel: De-escalate Gaza conflict – BBC News

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    The US has increased pressure on Israel to end its bombardment of Palestinian militants in Gaza. Joe Biden has told Benjamin Netanyahu that he expects a ‘significant de-escalation’ today and a path to a ceasefire. Both Palestinians and Israelis say a ceasefire isn’t on the table. And so the blame game continues.

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