DOHA/GAZA: The Palestinian militant group Hamas stated on Tuesday (Feb 6) it had delivered its response to a proposed ceasefire deal for Gaza that would also involve the release of hostages, and the US stated it nonetheless believed an settlement was doable.
No particulars of the response have been instantly out there.
The Israeli prime minister’s workplace stated late on Tuesday that the small print of the Hamas response have been being “totally evaluated by the officers concerned within the negotiations”.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on a lightning tour of the Center East, stated Washington was reviewing the Hamas response and that he would focus on it with Israeli officers when he visits the nation on Wednesday.
Nonetheless US President Joe Biden, whereas acknowledging “some motion” on a deal, described the Hamas response as “somewhat excessive”, with out elaborating. “We’re undecided the place it’s. There’s persevering with negotiations proper now,” he stated in Washington.
In Doha, Blinken stated, “There’s nonetheless a number of work to do be completed, however we proceed to consider that an settlement is feasible, and certainly important.” He spoke at a information convention with Qatari Prime Minister and International Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani after Hamas delivered its response.
Sheikh Mohammed described the Hamas response as “constructive” total but additionally declined to provide any particulars.
In its assertion Hamas stated it had “handled the proposal in a constructive spirit, making certain a complete and full ceasefire, ending the aggression in opposition to our individuals, making certain aid, shelter, and reconstruction, lifting the siege on the Gaza Strip, and reaching a prisoner swap”. A Hamas official who requested to not be recognized reiterated to Reuters earlier on Tuesday that the Palestinian militant motion wouldn’t permit any hostage releases with out ensures that the warfare would and Israeli forces go away Gaza.