Biden Hails Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire, Sees 'Opportunity'

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Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting president Biden hails the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas after eleven days of fighting Israel and Hamas announced the cease fire late Thursday ending a war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip at the White House president Joe Biden I extend my sincere gratitude to President LCC and the senior Egyptian officials who played such a critical role in this diplomacy the ceasefire came about after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office accepted any Gyptian proposal Hamas quickly said it would honor the deal in his remarks Biden was hopeful that the page can be turned on a new chapter in Israeli Palestinian relations I believe we have a genuine opportunity to make progress and I'm committed to working for at least two hundred thirty Palestinians and twelve people in Israel died in the rocket attacks and air strikes Mike Rossio Washington

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