Biden tells Netanyahu he supports a ceasefire in Israeli-Palestinian conflict - White House

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks from the East Room of the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden, in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, expressed his support for a ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, the White House said.

"The President expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed U.S. engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that end," the White House said in a statement.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Mohammad Zargham)

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