US President Joe Biden and Jordan’s King Abdullah II discussed the conflict in Gaza, the plight of Palestinian civilians and peace in the Middle East over the phone, the White House said Tuesday.
"The President reiterated the importance of protecting civilian lives and respecting international humanitarian law as Israel defends its citizens and combats terrorism," it said in a statement.
"They also agreed that it is critical to ensure that Palestinians are not forcibly displaced outside of Gaza.”
Discussing their shared commitment to facilitating the increased and sustained delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza, the leaders also discussed urgent mechanisms to stem violence, calm rhetoric and reduce regional tensions, according to the statement.
"The President and King Abdullah affirmed their commitment to work together and with other regional partners to set the conditions for a durable and sustainable peace in the Middle East to include the establishment of a Palestinian state," it said.