In an effort to bring peace to the Gaza Strip, United States President Joe Biden is negotiating a ceasefire that will last at least six weeks. During this time, hostages will be released, according to the president. Biden made these comments at a joint press conference with King Abdullahin of Jordan at the White House. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has ordered his country’s armed forces to prepare for a ground attack on Rafah, where there are up to one million Palestinians living near the Egyptian border. It is crucial for civilians in this town to be protected, according to Biden.