Abbas Holds First Phone Call With Biden, Discussing Tension In Gaza
RAMALLAH, May 16 (NNN-WAFA) – Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, yesterday held a phone call with U.S. President, Joe Biden, discussing the ongoing tension in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister, Hussein al-Sheikh, said in a press statement that, it is the first phone conversation between the two leaders since Biden took office in Jan.
Al-Sheikh said, the two presidents talked about the heavy fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, but the minister did not mention more details on whether Abbas and Biden discussed a truce to end the bloody conflict.
Also yesterday, Biden held a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.