The Latest: Biden concerned for reporters, civilians in Gaza

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President Biden has been on the phone with Israel's prime minister and the Palestinian president as Israel carried out more strikes in Gaza Saturday and Hamas fired more rockets into Israel Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas urged Biden to intervene in the conflict to end Israel's attacks the official Palestinian news agency says Abbas also told Biden security and stability will be achieved when the Israeli occupation ends Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says Netanyahu updated Biden on actions Israel has taken and intends to take while also thanking Biden for the unreserved support of the United States for Israel's right to defend itself the White House says Biden did expressed strong support for the Israeli strikes but raised concerns about civilian casualties the protection of journalists intercommunal violence within Israel and escalating tensions in the west bank Ben Thomas Washington

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