Israel withdraws from ceasefire talks as Hamas delegation arrives in

Israel withdraws from ceasefire talks as Hamas delegation arrives in Cairo

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

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O Government of Benjamin Netanyahu decided not to send a delegation to Egypt to negotiate a ceasefire agreement and the release of hostages in the Gaza Strip. The war between Israel and Hamaswhich started on October 7th and has already taken place killed more than 30,000 Palestinians and 1,200 Israelis continues with no end in sight. International organizations warn of the spread of hunger in Gaza.

According to Israeli authorities reporting to CNN International, the withdrawal in the ceasefire negotiations was due to the Israeli government's lack of response Hamas. The group disagreed with two of the government's demands Netanyahu: an updated list of living and dead hostages and the definition of the number of Palestinian prisoners to be released from Israeli prisons in exchange for the hostages.

A delegation from Hamas arrived in Cairo this Sunday the 3rd for a round of negotiations on a possible ceasefire. The Palestinian group also has its demands. According to the broadcaster, Hamas will only agree to a hostage deal if Israel agrees to a permanent ceasefire.

The group is also calling for the removal of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from the Gaza Strip and the return of more than a million Palestinians who were displaced from the south to the north of the Strip.

The impasse was a bit of cold water for the United States government. On Saturday, a member of the government said Joe Bidentold reporters that Israel had “accepted in principle” a proposed sixweek ceasefire a year Gaza and waited for Hamas' response.

Negotiators said they are pushing for the agreement to be reached in time for the start of Ramadan, which begins in a week. Biden He even told reporters earlier in the week that he hoped there would be a ceasefire “next Monday,” referring to tomorrow, March 4.

Source: Redação Terra