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Gaza: Hamas considers Israel's proposal for a new ceasefire "positive"

During a speech from the White House on Friday, May 31, Joe Biden announced: that Israel had proposed a new ceasefire à Gaza for six weeks. A considered suggestion " positive " by Hamas.

Towards a new truce in Gaza ? As the war between Hamas and Israel prepares to enter its eighth month, US President Joe Biden announced on Friday, May 31, in a speech from the White House, that the Israeli government had proposed a new ceasefire and a withdrawal of all its armed forces from the Gaza Strip for a period of six weeks, reports BFMTV. Believing that such a proposal could not be “let pass”, and pleading for “this war to end”, Joe Biden also indicated that this new ceasefire aimed at the total release of the last hostages held by Hamas in Gaza.

In a statement published this Friday, May 31, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas considered it “positive” the new roadmap presented by the American president, reports Le Figaro. Already on Thursday, Hamas had indicated that it was & be willingé à achieve à a truce with Israel as part of an agreement on a prisoner exchange, but only in the event that Israel the Jewish state stopped its bombings on Gaza.

A proposal considered "realistic" by the European Union

Réreacting à Following the announcement made earlier by Joe Biden, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, welcomed the announcement. a "realistic" which is, according to her, "a real opportunity" to be able to put an end to this war. “This three-step approach is balanced and realistic. She now needs the support of all parties, she said on her social networks.

While Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the Israeli government was “united in its desire to bring back [its] hostages as quickly as possible", the latter further specifiedé that "the Prime Minister authorizedé the negotiating team present a plan to achieve this goal. Despite Everything, the Israeli leader's office also emphasized that "the war will not end until all its goals are achieved", & namely the return of all its hostages, as well as the complete elimination of “Hamas' military and governmental capabilities,” reports BFMTV.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116