Hamas wants Israel to commit to permanent ceasefire, full withdrawal from Gaza

Source: Reuters

“Hamas cannot agree to any deal unless Israel makes a ‘clear’ commitment to a permanent ceasefire and a complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a senior official from the Palestinian militant group said on Tuesday. Qatar, which alongside the United States and Egypt has been mediating talks between Hamas and Israel, has also urged Israel to provide a clear position that has the backing of its entire government to reach a deal. ‘We cannot agree to an agreement that doesn’t secure, guarantee, and ensure a permanent ceasefire, a complete withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and completing a real serious swap deal accordingly,’ Osama Hamdan, a Hamas official, told a televised press conference.” (06/04/24)