President Biden's approach will be to support "a mutually agreed, two-state solution" to end decades of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, says acting US envoy to UN Richard Mills.
Israel says its warplanes targeted Hamas positions in retaliation for rocket attacks from the blockaded Palestinian enclave. The skirmish comes as Tel Aviv advances plans to build nearly 800 illegal homes in occupied West Bank.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country is considering withdrawing its ambassador and suspending diplomatic ties with Abu Dhabi.
Palestinian leaders, the United Nations, European powers and Arab countries have all denounced any annexation of land that Israeli forces captured in a 1967 war.
Israeli PM Netanyahu says his controversial annexation plan for occupied West Bank "will be implemented within a few weeks" and his government will "not approve" the establishment of a Palestinian state.
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