Joe Biden assured that a ceasefire in Gaza is possible “tomorrow” if the Hamas terrorists release the hostages

Joe Biden assured that a ceasefire in Gaza is possible “tomorrow” if the Hamas terrorists release the hostages
Joe Biden assured that a ceasefire in Gaza is possible “tomorrow” if the Hamas terrorists release the hostages

Joe Biden, president of the United States (EFE/EPA/SHAWN THEW)

Joe Biden He stated this Saturday that a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas is possible “tomorrow” if the Palestinian terrorist group releases the hostages.

“There would be a ceasefire tomorrow if Hamas released the hostages,” said the president of the United States at a fundraising event on the outskirts of Seattle, at the home of a former Microsoft executive, after having avoided the topic in three similar events on Friday.

Days ago, the North American president had warned that he would stop supplying Israel “artillery shells” and other weapons if it launches a major offensive against the Palestinian city of Rafah, in an unprecedented warning from Washington.

“If they enter Rafah – they have not entered Rafah yet – if they enter Rafah, I will not supply the weapons that have been used (…) against the cities,” Biden said in an interview with CNN.

“We are not going to supply the weapons and artillery shells that have been used” in Israel’s war against the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip, he said.

“Civilians have died in Gaza as a result of these bombs” and that “is wrong,” he replied when the network asked him about the suspension last week of the delivery of a shipment of bombs to Israel.

Israel demands that Hamas release all hostages to advance a possible ceasefire (Stringer/dpa)

It is the first time the 81-year-old Democrat has publicly placed conditions on US military support for Israel, a key ally in the Middle East.

The Israeli Army bombed the Gaza Strip this Saturday and ordered the Palestinian population to evacuate more neighborhoods in the town of Rafahwhere the UN warns of a catastrophe of “epic” proportions in the event of a massive military operation.

In Rafah, at the southern end of the Gaza Strip, on the border with Egypt, there was intense Israeli shelling, witnesses said, and the agency’s images AFP They show columns of smoke over the city.

The bombings also hit areas further north in this Palestinian territory, witnesses reported, at a time when the UN warned that humanitarian aid has been blocked since Israeli troops entered eastern Rafah on Monday and closed the crossing.

These neighborhoods are located just to the west of those that the Israeli army ordered to evacuate last Monday, in the eastern part of the Gazan town.

Israeli military spokesman Avichay Adraee posted a message in Arabic on the X network, in which he stated that “terrorist activities by Hamas in recent days and weeks” were observed in these areas.

Hamas released video of Israeli hostage in Gaza

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahuinsists on the need to launch an operation in Rafah, where 1.4 million people were concentrated, mostly internally displaced by the war, considering that the last Hamas battalions are located there.

The Israeli army indicated that “some 300,000 Palestinians” have already left the eastern neighborhoods of Rafah since Monday.

For their part, this Saturday the Ezzeldin Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamasthey published a video of a man taken hostage in Gaza by Palestinian militants. Is about Nadav Popplewell51 years old. The group assured that he is dead but Israel has not yet confirmed the news. In the video you can see the man speaking in the clip of 11 secondsto which is superimposed a text in Arabic and Hebrew that says: “Time is running out. His government is lying”.

Popplewell had a black eye but no other injuries are observed. It is unclear when the video was taken. It was known that he is diabetic and his sister told him Daily Mail in November, a month after his kidnapping, which I was worried about his health in captivity.

Hamas released video of Israeli hostage in Gaza

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(With information from AFP)

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