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Joe Biden announced a proposal from Israel that Hamas must accept

Joe Biden announced a proposal from Israel that Hamas must accept

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, surprised with the communication of an Israeli proposal for a ceasefire in Palestinian territory. “Create a better life in Gaza without Hamas in power,” said the president.

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The president of the United States, Joe Bidenannounced that Israel offered to Hamas a new proposal for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip “which he has to accept. On Thursday, the Palestinian movement said it was ready for a “complete agreement” if Israel stopped its attacks.

“After intense diplomatic activity, carried out by my team, in conversations with leaders of Israel, Qatar, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries, Israel has offered a new comprehensive proposal for a lasting ceasefire and the release of all hostages“, said Biden this Friday at the White House.

In principle, it sounds like a good proposal for the Palestinian people, but it places a condition that is difficult to accept. Biden spoke of a “Gaza without Hamas in power“For its part, Israel insists that the war will only end with the “elimination” of Hamas.

Israel’s proposal announced by Biden has three phases. The first involves a cessation of the military offensive and the withdrawal of troops from the Gaza Strip for six weeks. Hamas has been calling for a permanent cessation. In the second phase there would be a exchange of Israeli hostages for Palestinian prisoners. In the latter, there would be a large Gaza reconstruction reconstruction plan.

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Biden was very optimistic and assured that the announced proposal is an agreement “that bring all the hostages home, guarantees Israel’s securitycreates a better life in Gaza without Hamas in power and sets the stage for a political agreement that provides a better future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Biden did not explain what exactly it means for Hamas to leave power in the Gaza Strip and how it could happen. For its part, The Palestinian group has not yet given a responsealthough it seems difficult for him to accept after the threat of “elimination” of Hamas by Israel.

The conflict has already been going on for eight months. From the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Almost 36,000 Palestinians have died, including children and babies, in Israel’s military attacks in the Gaza Strip. Israel began its offensive in response to the Hamas attack on communities in southern Israel on October 7 last year, where they murdered nearly 1,200 people and captured more than 250 hostages, according to the Israeli government.

Hamas says it is ready for a “complete agreement” if Israel stops its attacks

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) this Thursday expressed his willingness to close a complete agreement with Israel, if this country stops its attacks on the Gaza Strip. He even claimed to be willing to exchange hostages in its possession by Palestinian prisoners.

“Today we informed the mediators of our clear position that If the occupation ends its war and aggression against our people in Gaza, our willingness (is) to reach a complete agreement that includes a comprehensive exchange agreement,” Hamas said in a statement.

Hamas’ offer comes amid a strong Israeli offensive in the city of Rafahin southern Gaza, despite an order from the International Court of Justice (ICJ)the highest court of the United Nations, to stop the attacks.

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