Hamas leaves the negotiating desk in Cairo | EUROtoday

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LThe hope of a truce within the Gaza Strip is wavering. After the announcement by Hamas, this Thursday, March 7, that its delegation was going to depart the negotiations going down in Cairo, this Thursday, March 7, the American ambassador to Israel, Jack Lew assured that these discussions weren’t over nevertheless. “I can't tell you that [les négociations] will be crowned with success”, however they don’t seem to be “broken” and the “differences are fading”, affirmed the diplomat.

The representatives of the Islamist motion, who arrived on Sunday March 3 within the Egyptian capital for discussions with a view to a ceasefire within the Palestinian enclave, had introduced shortly earlier than that they have been suspending the negotiations, Israel's place not assembly their “minimum requirements”, specifically a definitive ceasefire and a withdrawal of troops.

The Hamas delegation defined that it could interact in “consultations” with the management of the motion in Doha (Qatar), in keeping with statements by a senior official of the Palestinian Islamist motion to AFP. This participant within the negotiations clarified that Hamas was “still waiting for the final official response from the enemy”, referring to Israel. “The mediators will decide when negotiations will resume,” he added.

A member of the Israeli battle cupboard, Gadi Eisenkot, declared that Hamas was dealing with “very strong pressure” from mediators to make a “counter-offer”. He affirms that it’ll then be “possible to move forward and take a position”.

An settlement earlier than the month of fasting?

The United States, Qatar and Egypt are performing as mediators and attempting to achieve an settlement earlier than the beginning of Ramadan, the month of fasting which begins on the night of Sunday March 10. A six-week truce was talked about throughout the debates in Cairo, with out the presence of Israel within the negotiations.

A US official introduced that Joe Biden will order the US army to quickly set up a port in Gaza to facilitate humanitarian help. The Hamas assault in Israel on October 7, 2023 left 1,200 useless. According to the terrorist motion's Ministry of Health, greater than 30,000 Palestinians have misplaced their lives in Gaza since Israel's response. Unverifiable figures.