Biden declares new Israeli proposal for non permanent cease-fire deal | EUROtoday

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President Biden on Friday introduced what he stated was a brand new Israeli proposal that, if agreed to by Hamas, will result in a everlasting cease-fire in Gaza, the discharge of hostages and the withdrawal of all Israeli troops from the enclave.

Describing the plan as a path to “a durable end to the war,” Biden stated “the suffering has to stop. It’s time for this war to end.”

As outlined by the president in White House remarks, the three-phase plan would echo earlier proposals, starting with a six-week cease-fire and the return of ladies, youngsters and different susceptible hostages; the discharge of “hundreds” of Palestinian prisoners; withdrawal of Israeli troops from populated areas of Gaza; and the surging of “600 trucks [of humanitarian aid] carried into Gaza every single day.”

The new component within the proposal would include a second section, throughout which Israel and Hamas would negotiate a everlasting cease-fire and full Israeli withdrawal. Under the newly introduced plan, the non permanent cease-fire would proceed past the six weeks till such a everlasting plan is put in place, supplied neither aspect violated its phrases and negotiations continued.

“I’ll be straight with you,” Biden stated. “There are a number of details in negotiations to move from phase one to phase two.”

The plan presumably would require Israel to withdraw its troops and stop its present offensive in Rafah, which Israeli officers stated solely Thursday might final till the tip of this yr.

Israel made no fast assertion on the proposal. Biden stated that “Israel has now offered” these phrases, however later in his remarks “urged the leadership in Israel to stand behind this deal.”

“I know there are those in Israel who will not agree with this plan and will call for the war to continue indefinitely … even in the government coalition,” he stated. “And they’ve made it clear they want to occupy Gaza. They want to keep fighting for years.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated in current statements that Israel will insist on sustaining management over Gaza safety.

Hamas has stated beforehand it could not conform to any deal that didn’t embrace a right away, everlasting cease-fire and withdrawal of all Israeli forces.

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