People fleeing Gaza. (AP)
America has given a big statement regarding the Israel-Hamas war. The White House said Israel is ready to halt its attacks on Hamas in northern Gaza for four hours a day from Thursday to ensure the evacuation of civilians. The Biden administration said that America has once again paved the way for the safe evacuation of civilians in Gaza.
President Joe Biden asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a daily ceasefire during Monday’s call. US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that Israel has committed to stopping attacks for four hours a day.
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talks on release of hostages
John Kirby said Israel was also opening a second corridor for civilians to evacuate from the areas, which are the current focus of its military campaign against Hamas. Biden told reporters that he had asked Israel to stop attacks for more than three days during talks on the release of hostages held by Hamas. However, he said that there is no possibility of a general ceasefire.
improvement of human conditions
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week told Israel it had not acted quickly enough to improve humanitarian conditions for Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Because of this, it risks destroying any potential chances for peace as it escalates its war against Hamas. Blinken said such a situation would further radicalize the Palestinians and effectively end the prospects for any resumption of peace talks to end the conflict.
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Gaza aid conference begins
French President Emmanuel Macron opened the Gaza aid conference on Thursday, appealing to Israel to protect civilians, saying all lives have equal value and fighting terrorism can never be done without rules.