Psaki: Biden Has Seen ‘encouraging’ Cease-Fire Reports, Tells Israel To ‘start Winding Their Operation Down’

Psaki: Biden Has Seen ‘encouraging’ Cease-Fire Reports, Tells Israel To ‘start Winding Their Operation Down’

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Press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday the White House has seen reports that Israel and Palestinian leaders might be nearing a cease-fire, reports she said were “encouraging.”

Psaki reiterated throughout her Thursday news conference that President Biden believes it is time for Israel to start “winding their operation down.” 

“We believe the Israelis have achieved significant military objectives that they laid out to achieve in relation to protecting their people and to responding to the thousands of rocket attacks from Hamas,” Psaki said. “That’s why we feel they are in a position to start winding their operation down.”

Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Psaki why President Biden couldn’t exert more of his foreign policy experience to ease tensions in the Middle East. “There’s a major problem in the Middle East right now,” Doocy asked. “So why aren’t the leaders and the people there benefiting from all his foreign policy experience?”

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Psaki noted that the White House has had more than 80 engagements with leaders from Israel, the Palestinian Territory and o

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