BIDEN EXPRESSED "SERIOUS CONCERN" OVER ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICTS

Joe Biden has not made any public speeches on the paroxysm so far. He expressed that the United States supports a consensus two-state solution to resolve the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, US President Joe Biden expressed “serious concern” about the violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip, and separately told Palestinian President Abbas to “stop launching missiles”

On the sixth day of the Israeli-Palestinian violence, dozens of people were killed or injured. In his appeal, Biden expressed his "firm support" for Israel's right to defend itself from rocket attacks by Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Working with Netanyahu, they also emphasized their clear concerns about fatal explosions and casualties on both sides.

The White House said in a statement that they condemn these indiscriminate killings in cities across Israel.

However, after an Israeli air strike on Saturday destroyed a building in Gaza that housed The Associated Press and other international media, Biden also led emphasis on the safety of journalists.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken communicated with Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt on the phone that they "firmly supported independent journalists and media organizations around the world" and pointed out the conflict and "indispensable" coverage of the region.

The White House said the same thing in another phone call with Palestinian Authority Abbas, and emphasized that it is “resolutely committed to reaching a two-state consensus solution, which is the best way to achieve a just and lasting solution to the Israeli conflict."

Defense Minister Lloyd Austin “confirmed Israel’s right to self-defense” in a telephone conversation with Israeli coequal minister, Benjamin Gantz.