Israel-Gaza conflict: 200 Palestinians killed in a week, say officials

Benjamin Netanyahu signals Israel’s bombardment will continue as Joe Biden issues statement supporting ceasefire

Two hundred Palestinians, including 59 children, have been killed during a week of attacks in Gaza, health officials in the territory have said, as Benjamin Netanyahu signalled Israel’s bombardment would rage on despite mounting global pressure to stop the bloodshed.

After a phone conversation with Netanyahu on Monday afternoon, US president Joe Biden issued a statement for the first time expressing support for a ceasefire – but though he did not say it should be immediate.

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