Israel-Hamas Agree to Ceasefire

President Biden congratulates U.S. State Department.

After 11 days of hostilities, Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to a ceasefire, brokered by Egypt. Civilians on both sides are resting a bit easier as both sides claim victory in the conflict. 

President Biden addressed the U.S. and released a statement about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The president cited the work of the U.S. State Department as an important part of the cease-fire. He spoke directly with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to urge him to pursue a “mutual, unconditional cease-fire.” 

President Biden indicated the goals of his administration saying, “I believe the Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live in safety and security and enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity, and democracy. My administration will continue our quiet and relentless diplomacy toward that end. I believe we have a genuine opportunity to make progress and I am committed to working toward it.“

The truce appears to be part of a two-stage deal, with Cairo sending security delegations to Tel Aviv and the Palestinian terrorists to agree on measures to maintain stability.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they decide on foreign policy.
  • For wisdom for U.S. and foreign officials as a continuation of the ceasefire is negotiated.
  • For Congress as the weapons sale to Israel is considered.
  • For God’s plan for the Middle East to be accomplished.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters, CBS News


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