WASHINGTON (AP) — Following ten days of heavy fighting between Israelis and Palestinians
, President Joe Biden
called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
for a “significant de-escalation.”
It was Biden's toughest public pressure on the US ally to date, with the president asking Netanyahu in a phone call to move toward "the path to a cease-fire," according to a White House
statement on the call.
As the conflict's death toll
has surpassed 200, pressure has been mounting on Biden to do more.