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In Eid message, Biden recognizes ‘situation in Holy Land weighing heavily on Muslims’

US President Joe Biden wishes Muslims in the US and around the world celebrating Eid Al-Fitr, which will be marked at a White House ceremony on Sunday.

“We were heartened to see Eid celebrations around the world, but we know that this year, the situation in the Holy Land is weighing heavily on Muslims everywhere, including our Muslim communities here in the United States,” Biden says in a statement.

“Palestinians—including in Gaza—and Israelis equally deserve to live in dignity, safety and security. No family should have to fear for their safety within their own home or place of worship. We think most about the children in these societies who face trauma from a conflict far beyond their control,” he adds.

“My administration will continue to engage Palestinians, Israelis, and other regional partners to work towards a sustainable calm.”

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