Joe Biden, Mahmoud Abbas speak by phone amid Gaza hostilities

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and United States President Joe Biden spoke on the phone today, amid the current hostilities in Gaza.

“The two discussed the latest developments,” says senior PA minister Hussein al-Sheikh, a close Abbas aide.

It was the first phone call between the two since Biden was inaugurated in January.

Mahmoud Abbas, left, and Joe Biden after their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. (AP/Bernat Armangue)
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