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Live blog update| Gaza Under Attack

Biden welcomes ceasefire, calls for probe of civilian casualties

The US President Joe Biden has said he welcomes a truce in Gaza declared by Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad and said he supports an investigation into the deaths of civilians over the weekend.

The Israeli bombardment killed at least 44 Palestinians, including 15 children. More than 360 were wounded, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

In Israel, three people were lightly wounded by the shrapnel of Palestinian rockets.

"My administration supports a timely and thorough investigation into all of these reports, and we also call on all parties to fully implement the ceasefire, and to ensure fuel and humanitarian supplies are flowing into Gaza as the fighting subsides," Biden said in a statement late on Sunday.