President Biden and King Abdullah II of Jordan have urged Israel to ensure the protection of Palestinian civilians in Rafah, emphasizing the need for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

During their first face-to-face meeting since the outbreak of the Gaza war, President Biden and King Abdullah II discussed the critical situation in Rafah, where over a million displaced persons are sheltering. They highlighted the necessity of a ceasefire and a political solution based on the two-state solution to end the war and ensure peace and security for both Palestinians and Israelis. Biden has called for a temporary pause in the fighting for humanitarian relief, despite rejecting a general ceasefire, advocating Israel's right to defense while emphasizing the need for protective measures for civilians in Gaza.