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White House reportedly asks Israel to halt West Bank action until after Biden visit

US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One upon arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, on June 2, 2022. (Mandel Ngan/AFP)
US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One upon arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, on June 2, 2022. (Mandel Ngan/AFP)

US officials have asked Israel to halt action in the West Bank until after the visit of US President Joe Biden next month, according to a report in Axios.

The report claims that the White House has requested that Israel hold off on home demolitions, evictions and settlement building decisions before the president arrives on July 13.

According to the report, the request came as a result of shuttle diplomacy conducted between Jerusalem and Ramallah by US Assistant Secretary of State Barbara Leaf over the weekend.

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