He United States’s president, Joe Bidenand the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al Thaniheld a telephone conversation this Tuesday in which they discussed “joint mediation efforts to calm the situation and reach a permanent ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip.

Likewise, Biden and the emir of Qatar have discussed “strategic relations between the two friendly countries”, as well as “other regional and international issues of common interest”, as reported by the QNA news agency.

Qatar is one of the countries, along with Egypt and the United States, that act as mediators to reduce hostilities between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which controls the Palestinian enclave.

The Israeli Army launched a offensive against Gaza after the attacks carried out on October 7 by Hamas, which left around 1,200 dead and around 240 kidnapped. The Gazan authorities, controlled by the Islamist group, have put the number of Palestinians dead at more than 20,900, to which are added more than 280 dead at the hands of the Israeli Army and from attacks by settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.