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Hamas, its ally ready to 'engage in positive dialogue' with Israel on ceasefire

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun12,2024

Hamas and its ally are ready to "have a positive dialogue" with Israel on a ceasefire

Photo: Antony Blinken takes part in the plenary session of the conference “Call to Action: Urgent Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza” in Jordan on June 11, 2024.

Hamas conveyed a response to the US-backed proposal for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip through intermediaries in Qatar and Egypt, the Voice of America reports.

Qatar and Egypt are studying the response and confirmed that they will continue to mediate contacts with the United States.

The United States said it is assessing Hamas' response.

According to Hamas officials and more small militant group “Islamic Jihad”, they are ready to “engage in positive dialogue to reach an agreement”, and their priority is a “complete end” war.

Both Israel and Hamas have asked that the plan support their conflicting goals, casting doubt on the possibility of an agreement.

"Hamas' response confirmed the position organization, according to which any agreement must include the withdrawal of Israeli troops, the reconstruction of Gaza and a serious deal on the exchange of prisoners, – said a Hamas spokesman.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East to negotiate a ceasefire and the post-war reconstruction of Gaza. He called Hamas's statement an “encouraging signal.”

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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