Netanyahu’s ‘no’ to Biden’s offer

Last Updated on June 2, 2024 8:53 am

The war in the Palestinian-besieged Gaza has been ongoing for almost eight months. US President Joe Biden himself is providing strength to Israel from behind to continue this war. However, this time he has outlined a new outline for a cease-fire in Gaza.

Biden launched a resolution on Friday to end the ongoing war in Gaza. The proposal called for a six-week ceasefire first and then a gradual, permanent cessation of hostilities. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not agree with the proposal of ally Biden. He rejected Biden’s offer with a ‘no’ sign.

Netanyahu said in a statement on Saturday that the war will continue until Hamas’ military and administrative structures are wiped out. BBC, The New York Times.

Netanyahu said, “Israel’s conditions for ending the war have not changed. Israel will stick to its terms until a permanent ceasefire is reached. It is unlikely that Israel will agree to a permanent ceasefire before these conditions are met.

Meanwhile, in an immediate reaction after Biden proposed a ceasefire, Hamas said it was “positive”. Israel’s opposition parties also supported it. The family members of the hostages held by Hamas are also demanding the implementation of this proposal.

Biden proposed three steps to end the war. In a speech at the White House on Friday, Biden said the first phase of the proposed plan would include a “full and complete cease-fire, as well as the withdrawal of the Israeli Defense Forces from populated areas and the exchange of Palestinian hostages.” The first phase of the ceasefire will allow more humanitarian aid to reach the beleaguered areas, including 600 trucks a day carrying humanitarian aid into Gaza. If the first phase is successful, the second phase will begin.

In the second phase of this agreement, all the surviving hostages, including male soldiers, will be brought back. This armistice would then permanently end the long hostilities. Finally, in the third phase, any Israeli prisoners who remain in Gaza will be returned and Gaza will be rebuilt with international aid. The deal was expected to finally end the long-running hostilities between the two sides and lead to major reconstruction in Gaza. Hamas said it viewed the proposal as positive. British Foreign Secretary David Cameron was among those who called on Hamas to agree to the proposal. He said on his X (formerly Twitter) account, “This deal must be accepted, so we can see the fight stop.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media to refer to Biden’s proposal as an opportunity for Israel-Gaza peace.

This information was published in a report of Al Jazeera on Saturday. Trudeau said in a post on X that Biden’s proposed new framework is an opportunity for Israel-Palestine peace. For this, this new outline must be accepted by all parties. He also said that this new framework is an opportunity to end the suffering in Gaza and return to the path of peace. Canada calls for an immediate Israel-Gaza ceasefire, an immediate increase in humanitarian aid and the release of all hostages. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also welcomed the deal proposal, saying the world is witnessing the suffering and destruction in Gaza. Now it’s time to stop.

Meanwhile, Indonesia is willing to send peacekeeping troops if necessary to enforce the ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip. Prabowo Subianto, the country’s elected president, said this on Saturday. He said this while speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s premier security summit. At that time, Prabowo also said that US President Joe Biden’s three-step proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza was a right step.

British news agency Reuters reported this news. Prabowo said, “We are ready to send significant peacekeeping forces to maintain and monitor possible ceasefires, as well as to provide protection and security to all parties and all parties, when necessary and requested by the United Nations.”

However, in the meantime, Netanyahu poured water on the US proposal. Despite the criticism of the whole world, Israel is still stubborn in its place.

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