Obama Welcomes Gaza Ceasefire Proposal, Says ‘Further Escalation Benefits No-one’

July 15, 2014 | 1:28 AM EDT

President Obama on Monday night welcomed an Egyptian proposal for a
ceasefire in fighting between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group in
Gaza, telling a Ramadan iftar dinner at the White House that “further
escalation benefits no-one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian
people.”