Biden calls for end to violence in talks with Netanyahu and Abbas

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President Joe Biden on Saturday reiterated his “strong support” for Israel’s right to defend itself in a conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but expressed concerns on growing civilian casualties and targeting of media outlets as violence escalated in Gaza over the weekend.

The call came hours after an Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets, including al-Jazeera, and an Israeli air raid on a refugee shelter that killed 10 Palestinians, most of them children.

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