Egypt again plays the central role in brokering an end to hostilities, but Biden claims credit.
By World Israel News Staff
Israel and the Iran-backed terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad entered into another Egyptian-brokered “ceasefire” early Friday morning, but U.S. President Joe Biden appeared to claim that his administration was responsible.
Under the agreement, both sides agreed to stop shooting at each other as of 2 a.m., but earlier on Thursday, Biden spoke at the White House and implied that it was his team that achieved a truce.
Biden thanked Egyptian officials for what he termed their “critical role” in ending the fighting but then went on to describe what he said was the intensive work done by his own administration, Fox News reported.
“Over the last 11 days, I spoke with the prime minister [Netanyahu] six times. I’ve also spoken with President Abbas and the Palestinian Authority more the once in part of our intense diplomatic engagement,” Biden said in a special address to the press about the Gaza ceasefire.
“And I want to also thank secretary of state, the secretary of defense, our national security adviser, and everyone on our team for their incredible efforts to bring this about, this outcome that we’re about to see,” he continued. Read the rest at worldisraelnews.com.