Publish dateThursday 7 March 2024 - 12:12
Story Code : 287055
US, Israel responsible for any ceasefire deal failure: Hamas
A senior official of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement said on Wednesday night that the positions of the United States and the Zionist regime are the reason for the failure of any agreement to establish a ceasefire in Gaza.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: According to the Palestinian Sama news agency, Sami Abu Zuhri, head of the political department of Hamas abroad said the resistance movement supports any ceasefire agreement as long as it is not subject to any other conditions.
We would accept any draft resolution in the Security Council that calls for a cessation of war, even temporarily, given that it is not linked to other conditions, he stressed.
The Hamas official emphasized however that Palestinians will not agree to an agreement that does not guarantee a complete end of military aggression, the withdrawal of the occupation forces from Gaza, and the return of the refugees.
The movement showed a lot of flexibility to reach a ceasefire agreement, but the positions of Americans and the Zionists are the reasons for the failure of talks so far, Abu Zuhri addded.
Three days of negotiations involving Egypt, Qatar and the US over a Gaza ceasefire have failed to make a breakthrough, less than a week before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Mediators are trying to bridge these gaps, but it seems that there are sticking points that just can’t seem to be resolved, an Al Jazeera reporter said, adding that “the Israelis say they are waiting for Hamas’s response, while Hamas says they are awaiting Israel’s response.”
Hamas and Israel insist the other give in to their demands but the resistance movement says it has been more flexible and will not accept less than what has been demanded.
The Zionist regime’s reluctance on withdrawing its forces from Gaza and allowing Palestinians to return to northern strip, according to sources and media, have been the main sticking points in the last round of talks held in Cairo./IRNA
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