Biden states he wants to see a cease-fire by next week in the Israel-Hamas war

Biden says he hopes to see a cease-fire by next week in the Israel-Hamas war

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President Joe Biden stated Monday that he hopes there will be a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war by next week.

“My hope is by next Monday we will have a cease-fire,” Biden stated in reaction to a press reporter’s concern while he remained in New York City.

“My national security advisor tells me that we’re close, close but not done yet,” he stated.

Biden’s remarks come as the White House has actually been dealing with cease-fire settlements in the middle of growing pressure from progressives and Palestinian allies.

NBC News has formerly reported that Qatar is moderating talks in between Israel and Hamas today, and cease-fire settlements have actually occurred in between U.S., Israeli, Qatari and Egyptian authorities in Paris.

Israel’s armed force is preparing a ground offensive in Rafah, where about 1.5 million individuals are taking haven. Earlier on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that the armed force has actually proposed a prepare for leaving civilians.

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Earlier on Monday, Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant stated that if there was a short-lived cease-fire, Israel would “then continue fighting until the very last hostages return.”

The war started onOct 7 when Hamas assaulted Israel, where 1,200 were eliminated and 200 were abducted, according to the Israeli federal government. Nearly 30,000 individuals in Gaza have actually been eliminated ever since, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

During a previous weeklong truce that ended onDec 1, more than 100 captives kept in Gaza were launched in exchange for 240 Palestinian detainees from Israeli prisons.