White House spokeswoman Jane Saki said that President Joe Biden’s administration is engaging in quiet and intense diplomacy in order to de-escalate the situation in Palestine, while the international condemnation has expanded as the conflict continues, demanding that it end as soon as possible.
“We discussed with partners in the region the escalating conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and we received more than 60 calls during the past week about the situation in the region,” the White House said.
“We spoke with the main partners in the region, and our contacts include Egyptians, Qataris and others, and our role is to use our relations to engage in quiet discussions with the leaders of the region,” he added.
And the White House considered that “the effective way to put an end to violence is through silent and quiet diplomacy,” calling on “the Israelis and Palestinians to engage in a solution to the conflict between them.” He also stressed that “the two-state solution is the permanent solution to stop the violence.”
An American newspaper revealed – earlier today, Monday – that Washington relies on senior Egyptian officials to pressure the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) to accept a truce with Israel.
The American Wall Street Journal said it reported these mediation developments on the authority of a Western official.
In the context, the French presidency stated – in a statement – that France and Egypt discussed the Gaza crisis and agreed to continue efforts to declare a quick truce and avoid exacerbating the situation.
The Elysee statement was issued after French President Emmanuel Macron received his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Paris.