Joe Biden, the President of the United States, is working towards negotiating a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for at least six weeks. During this time, hostages will be released. Biden made these remarks during a joint press conference with King Abdullah of Jordan at the White House. The safety of civilians in Rafah, a city located near the Egyptian border and home to up to a million Palestinians, is of utmost importance to Biden. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his country’s armed forces to prepare for a ground attack on Rafah.