Biden says working towards calm in Israel-Palestinian conflict

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US President Joe Biden waves as he removing his face mask while walking with first lady Jill Biden as they depart from the White House en route to Wilmington, Delaware from the Ellipse in Washington, US, May 15, 2021. Image Credit: Reuters

Wilmington, Delaware: US President Joe Biden said his administration is working with Palestinians and Israelis to work towards a sustained calm, adding that both deserve to live in safety and security.

“We also believe Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live in safety and security and enjoy equal measure of freedom, prosperity and democracy,” he said in a pretaped video aired at an event marking the Muslim Eid holiday on Sunday.

“My administration is going to continue to engage Palestinians and Israelis and other regional partners to work toward sustained calm.”