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Biden and Netanyahu Discuss 3-day ceasefire for hostage release in Gaza

Washington, United States: President of the United States Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently had a telephonic conversation with each other during which Biden asked for a three-day fighting pause that could help in the release of some hostages, according to the report shared by Axios on Tuesday.

The details were shared by two US and Israeli officials who are close to the matter.

Reportedly, the US official was cited saying that in the recently discussed proposal between the US, Israel and Qatar, the militant group Hamas will release more than ten hostages. The pause will also be used to verify the identities of the hostages and deliver a list of names of the people it is holding.

According to the reports, a statement was released by the White House that highlighted the interaction of Biden and Netanyahu. The statement stated that both the ministers discussed “the possibility of tactical pauses to provide civilians with opportunities to safely depart from areas of ongoing fighting, to ensure assistance is reaching civilians in need, and to enable potential hostage releases.”

President Joe Biden and PM Benjamin Netanyahu | Credits: Getty Images

The White House refused to immediately comment on the report by the Axios.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s comment on providing fuel and ceasefire

On Tuesday, the Israeli Prime Minister announced that there will be no ceasefire and no delivery of fuel, food and water in the Gaza Strip until the hostages are freed by the militant group – Hamas.

It is to be noted that Tuesday marked the first month of the Israel-Hamas conflict. On the same day, Netanyahu, through a televised statement, warned Hezbollah that if it opened a new war front from its base in Lebanon, then “it will be making the mistake of its life,” according to the news agency Reuters,

Hamas-Israel war

The war between Israel and Hamas started on October 7 after the fighters of the militant group entered southern Israel and killed thousands of civilians. As per the data shared by the Israeli health ministry, the group killed more than 1,400 people and seized around 240 hostages, including a few Americans.

This attack has been marked to be the worst attack on the nation since its founding in the year 1948.

While responding to the attack, the Israeli military launched a series of air strikes – killing more than 10,000 people, mostly civilians. The Hamas-run Health Ministry claims that the continuous attack by Israeli forces has taken the lives of more than 10,300 people.

International calls for a humanitarian ceasefire

Buildings destroyed in Gaza | Credits: AFP via Getty

International agencies and countries worldwide have been urging for an immediate ceasefire or “pause” as the death toll has been increasing with every passing hour. But PM Netanyahu has vowed, “no entry of gasoline… no ceasefire without the release of our hostages.”

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