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Hamas meets with factions of different Palestinian organizations to debate a ceasefire

Hamas leaders met final evening with leaders of different Palestinian organisations to debate the ceasefire proposal put ahead by the group to Israel, which can be negotiated subsequent week in Doha.

“As part of the joint national work and continuous communication in the face of Zionist aggression and the heroic steadfastness of our people, a delegation of Hamas leaders met with Secretary General of Islamic Jihad Ziyad Nakhala and Deputy Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Jamil Mezher,” Hamas stated in an announcement on its official channels. The militia didn’t specify the place the assembly happened or which leaders of the group participated.

“They reviewed the detailed ideas exchanged with the mediators and emphasized that the objectives of the resistance are to stop the aggression against our people, withdraw the occupation forces, provide relief to our people and reconstruction, as well as a fair prisoner exchange agreement,” the assertion stated.

Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniya introduced mediators with a brand new deal proposal on Wednesday evening, and Mossad chief David Barnea, who leads the Israeli negotiating crew, made a whirlwind journey yesterday to obtain the proposal and meet with Qatar’s prime minister, the lead mediator. After the journey, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed his negotiating crew to return to Doha subsequent week to renew negotiations for a truce settlement within the Strip, though he admitted that there have been nonetheless “gaps” within the positions of each side.

Hamas maintains that any settlement should result in a definitive cessation of hostilities and the withdrawal of Israeli troops, whereas Netanyahu insists that the struggle won’t finish till Israel has fully destroyed the Islamists' army and authorities capabilities and has achieved the return of all hostages, dwelling and lifeless. (Efe)

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