Blinking to Ceasefire: Hamas Awaits Decision

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said today that he was “confident” that radical Islamist group Hamas would agree to a proposal for a Gaza ceasefire and the release of hostages.

“Hamas has an extraordinary, extraordinarily generous proposal on the Israeli side,” Blinken said at a special meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Riyadh: “They need to decide – they need to decide quickly,” Blinken said. said.

Consulting in Riyadh

Discussions regarding the war in Gaza are currently taking place in Riyadh. WEF participants include many heads of state and government and numerous foreign ministers from the Middle East and Europe. Hamas is expected in Egypt today to respond to the latest ceasefire proposal.

According to Blinken, diplomacy has so far avoided escalating the conflict. At the same time, the US diplomat again spoke out against the planned Israeli attack on the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. “We have yet to see a plan that gives us hope that we can effectively protect the public,” Blinken argued.

Cameroon: The proposal includes a 40-day ceasefire

According to British Foreign Secretary David Cameron, Hamas currently has a proposal for a 40-day ceasefire. Under the proposal, “thousands” of Palestinians would be released from Israeli prisons in exchange for the release of Hamas hostages.

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