Israel vows to continue strikes despite Biden’s call for truce

20th May, 2021

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a briefing to ambassadors to Israel at a military base in Tel Aviv on May 19. — Reuters

GAZA CITY: While US President Joe Biden told Israel that he expects a “significant” reduction in the military confrontation with Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he was determined to continue this operation until its aim is met. “The president conveyed to the prime minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire,” according to a statement released after what the White House said was the two leaders’ fourth call since the crisis began.

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