It added that the US president “expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed US engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that end.”
It is estimated that at least 212 people, among them 61 children, have been killed in Gaza.
Israel say that 10 of its citizens, including two children, have lost their lives as a result of rocket attacks.
The White House said it preferred to pursue its own diplomatic efforts.
Mr Biden’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters: “Our calculation at this point is that having those conversations behind the scenes…is the most constructive approach we can take.”
It comes as Israel continued to target Gaza with air strikes on Monday, killing at least another seven Palestinians.
But the attacks have had a profound psychological impact on citizens.
Eitan Singer, a father of three, told the BBC: “It is not easy – seven days in a row when we go to sleep and almost every evening, every night, we get the kids out of bed, run to shelters.
“We have 30 seconds to 60 seconds to find a shelter.”
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