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Biden on Gaza ceasefire: I haven’t given up hope but it’s difficult

US President Joe Biden said today that he has not given up hope of reaching a truce deal in the Gaza Strip, but called on Hamas to act immediately. Asked by reporters if he remains optimistic that a cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel will be reached soon, the US president initially replied “No,” but quickly added: “I have not given up hope, but it will be difficult.” “Hamas must … move,” Joe Biden stressed. Negotiators from the US, Egypt and Qatar have taken on a mediating role, trying for months to reach a ceasefire agreement in the Gaza war. The plan, presented on May 31 by US President Joe Biden and approved on Monday by the UN Security Council, foresees in its first phase an “immediate and complete” cease-fire for six weeks, the withdrawal of Israeli troops from “densely populated areas” of the Gaza Strip and the release of certain hostages, esp […]
Source: News Beast

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