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U.S., allies call for acceptance of Gaza cease-fire proposal

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U.S., allies call for acceptance of Gaza cease-fire proposal

Leaders from Canada, Portugal, Brazil, Colombia, Austria, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States on Thursday called for Israel and Hamas to adopt the Gaza cease-fire resolution U.S. President Joe Biden proposed last week. Argentina, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Spain, and Thailand also joined the statement.

Has Israel agreed to a cease-fire? When he proposed the deal last Friday, Biden said Israel had originally offered the plan. He also said that Qatari officials transmitted the deal to Hamas the previous day. But just days later, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel had not agreed to a cease-fire without its conditions being met. In a separate statement, his office said that it was dedicated to annihilating Hamas in addition to recovering all hostages from terrorist captivity. On Thursday, Netanyahu said that Israel was facing a complex security situation, and alluded to pressure other countries were exerting on Israel.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift for details about Biden’s cease-fire proposal.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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