U.S. President Joe Biden has thanked the Egyptians for their “successful talks” and an agreement with the United States to end a ceasefire to end 11 days of Israeli warfare on the Gaza Strip and rocket-fire into Israel.
In a statement on Monday, the White House said Biden had discussed efforts to rebuild after a revolt against the besieged Palestinian Authority by telephone with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
“The two leaders discussed the need to provide assistance to the needy in Gaza and to help rebuild jobs in a way that benefits the people there and not Hamas,” he said. words read it.
Monday the phone came as Biden shipped US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the region to meet with Israeli and Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders this week, as well as to visit Egypt and Jordan.
Biden’s management had met with many stress, along with his Democratic Party party, to pressure Israel to agree to end the war in Gaza – but the US President and his officials were he waited that the previous discussion turned out to be a better option.
Egypt helped reach an agreement between Israel and Hamas that went into effect on Friday, and the country sent a delegation to Tel Aviv and the Palestinian territories to monitor the process.
Last week, El-Sisi promised $ 500m to help rebuild Gaza.
At least 250 Palestinians, including many children, have been killed in an 11-day bombing in Israel in Gaza, which has left at least 2,000 others dead, destroying and destroying many homes and buildings.
At least 12 people in Israel, including two children, have been killed by rockets fired from the Strip by Palestinian forces.
The violence erupted when Israel was forced to evict Palestinian families from East Jerusalem and attack Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque which encouraged protests in Jerusalem, the West Bank and inside Israel.
Hamas, the Palestinian Authority that controls Gaza, says it has started firing rockets into Israel in response to the Israeli attack.
The U.S. Department of State says Blinken wants to step forward in his journey to ensure that the Hamas-Israel war continues, and to provide much-needed support to Palestine.
Blinken “will discuss the necessary steps to establish a ceasefire and reduce the risk of recurrence in the coming months,” the department said in a statement on Monday.
James Bays of Al Jazeera, commenting from West Jerusalem on Sunday, said “the biggest question on Blinken’s visit is whether this will change the count of Biden’s management”.
Since taking office, Biden and his superiors have tried to “deal with the crisis” on the Israeli-Palestinian cause among other countries. “Now they have changed this and resumed talks between Israelis and Palestinians, and the US is following them?” Bays asked.
Meanwhile, some American lawmakers continue to urge Washington to ban a set up a $ 735m arms deal with the government of Israel, and to renew their relationship with Israel.
The Israeli bombing in Gaza came as lawmakers in Washington began questioning its validity US military aid for Israel, an average of $ 3.8bn a year.
Egypt is the second largest recipient of US aid after Israel, as well as former human rights activists encouraged Biden officials to pressure el-Sisi, who led the crowd struggle on journalists, human rights activists and critics, to advance the cause of his government.