America considers the acceptance of the ceasefire proposal by Hamas as ‘promising’

Last Updated on June 12, 2024 9:30 am

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution for a Palestinian cease-fire in Gaza. The Palestinian independence group Hamas welcomed the ceasefire proposal passed by the Security Council. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken commented that the acceptance of the plan proposed by the United Nations Security Council and passed by Hamas is “promising”.

According to the Reuters news agency, he told reporters in Tel Aviv, Israel, as part of his Middle East tour on Tuesday afternoon.

A three-tier US draft resolution for a cease-fire in Gaza was passed by the United Nations Security Council on Monday with the support of 14 of the 15 members. In response, a senior official from Gaza’s ruling party, Hamas, said they were ready to accept the ceasefire offer and negotiate.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a senior Hamas official based outside Gaza, said they had accepted the ceasefire proposal and were ready for detailed negotiations. He said it was up to Washington to confirm whether Inrail would comply.

Anthony Blinken called it a “hopeful sign” after Hamas made a positive statement. However, there is no confirmation from the Hamas leadership yet, he said, adding that this is important and that is what we do not have yet.

After the end of the war between Israel and Hamas, discussions on the future plans for Gaza will continue for the next few days, Blinken said, saying that it is essential that we have these plans. Post-war plans for Gaza include security, governance and reconstruction of the densely populated Strip.

Blinken said, “We are doing this in consultation with many partners across the region and discussions will continue.”

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