Joe Biden: There would be a ceasefire tomorrow if Hamas would release the hostages

"Israel has said it's all up to Hamas. If they wanted to do it, we could end it tomorrow."

by Sead Dedovic
Joe Biden: There would be a ceasefire tomorrow if Hamas would release the hostages
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Although it seemed that dark clouds over Palestine would not disappear, after the statements of US President Joe Biden, optimism seems to reignite in this country. Namely, US President Joe Biden stated yesterday that a ceasefire is possible if Hamas releases 128 hostages they have been holding since October 7th. The US president confirmed these statements at a gathering in Seattle.

"Israel has said it's all up to Hamas. If they wanted to do it, we could end it tomorrow. And the ceasefire will begin tomorrow," said Biden.

After Israel launched an offensive on Rafah, there was a large number of reactions. Protests erupted across Europe and the world. The biggest concern is for the safety of civilians, as nobody wants to see new casualties in the Middle East. 

Joe Biden confirmed a few days ago that if Israel attacks Rafah, they will not supply the weapons used. The American president is confident that the hostages Hamas abducted in October last year are still in the Gaza Strip. The IDF confirmed the death of 36 hostages held by Hamas, emphasizing that such data is reliable and has been verified by intelligence.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza, under Hamas control, announced that the number of people killed in the Strip as a result of Israeli military operations has risen to over 35,000. The number of casualties is rapidly increasing day by day, and according to information in the last 24 hours, 63 people have been killed. 

The Ministry also stated that the number of injured since the beginning of the conflict has risen to almost 80,000. 

Looking at Israel's recent offensives, many are convinced that these figures will continue to rise, which is certainly the main reason why these operations should cease. Israelis disregard warnings and have no intention of halting their plans. 

The offensive on Rafah has been long planned, with a large number of people involved in planning the offensive on this Palestinian city, so they certainly won't give up easily. The Israeli army is progressing, but there is still no concrete information in the last few hours. 

Looking at the data on the number of casualties in Palestine, some are not convinced that Hamas provides accurate information. What many believe is that the majority of casualties are actually children and women.

Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron reveals whether the UK will ban arms supply to Israel

Although many condemn Israel's attack on Rafah and refuse to supply weapons to this country, the UK has different views. Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron confirmed that the UK will not ban arms sales to Israel. As justification, Cameron pointed out that the UK is not the largest supplier to Israel, considering that the USA is the leading player in that field. However, he emphasizes that if it is determined that there could be a significant threat to human rights, the UK will take concrete steps.

“The United States is a massive, bulk, state supplier of weapons to Israel, including 1,000lb bombs and all the rest of it,” -Cameron told Sky News.

“The UK provides less than 1 per cent of Israel’s weapons and it’s not a state supplier.

We have a licensing system and those licences can be closed if it’s judged there’s a serious risk of a serious international human rights violation.”

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Cameron also referred to the events a few weeks ago, specifically the moment when Iran decided to attack Israel. He emphasized that at the time when pressure was exerted for the UK to stop supplying weapons to Israel, there was a massive attack by Iran on Israel. He still firmly stands behind his views, believing that ceasing supplying would not be the best decision. The Foreign Secretary stresses that Hamas poses a huge threat, and such moves would only strengthen this group.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his role

The Israelis are not particularly concerned about threats coming from the world, especially from the USA, believing that they can achieve victory with or without the help of major powers. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized in his video address that they are ready to fight even with fingernails. 

Benjamin Netanyahu
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Netanyahu's statements are probably one of the main features of this conflict. Netanyahu is known as a political figure who often makes controversial statements, sometimes not choosing the right words. What is recognizable is his passion and desire for Israel to succeed, but many are not happy with his approach. 

Although he had sympathy among many before the start of this conflict, many have begun to change their views regarding the Israeli Prime Minister. Netanyahu's statements indicate that he is not someone who is afraid of criticism and reactions. His priority, as he has said many times before, is the destruction of Hamas.

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