June 22, 2024

Ceasefire in War with Israel ‘Up to Hamas’

While speaking at a charity in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, President Joe Biden said there could be a peace in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas if the U. S. designated Islamic terror group “would release” the existing victims.

” There would be a peace monday if Hamas may release the captives, the people and the old and the wounded”, Biden said. ” As I’ve said, it’s up to Hamas–if they wanted to do it, we could finish it tomorrow”.

Hamas launched an attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, by land, water, and air, leaving 1, 200 Israelis murdered and more than 250 people taken as captives. There are still about 130 victims left, despite the fact that some of the victims have been freed since that time.

Israel launched a self-defense activity in Gaza’s Hamas-controlled country following the attack.

Biden made the remarks after he claimed in an appointment with CNN that he would withdraw Israeli weapons and artillery if they invaded Rafah, Hamas’s final stronghold. The United States had stopped a package of 2, 000-pound weapons to Israel the week before Biden threatened to withdraw arms from it.

” I made it clear that if they go into Rafah, they have n’t gone into Rafah yet, if they go into Rafah, I’m not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah, to deal with the cities, to deal with that problem”, Biden said during the interview.

After Hamas launched a barrage of missiles from Rafah toward the Kerem Shalom border crossing, which serves as an entry point for humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, Biden spoke with CNN. The attack injured ten members of the Israel Defense Forces ( IDF) and left four of them injured.

The Army advised people to seek safety and leave Rafah the following day. Days after this, Hamas called for a ceasefire. Israeli leaders responded by saying Hamas was pleading for a ceasefire and reaching agreements with Israel that had not even been made or agreed upon.

The IDF seized power of the border crossing Israel stocks with Egypt on Tuesday by sending vehicles into Rafah.

As more people in Rafah began their operations in preparing for a potential floor invasion, the IDF was urging more people to leave as of Saturday.