The Israel-Israel War Between Hamas and the Gaza Strip: a Call for a Stop, not a Rejoinder
Mr. Biden said that he convinced the prisoner to call for a cease-fire. National security officials said later that despite the president’s use of the word “cease-fire,” he was talking about a brief pause in the Israeli bombardment, not a broader end to hostilities across Gaza.
According to officials, this happened on October 20. Mr. Netanyahu agreed to ensure that there would be no shelling in the area where the Red Crescent picked up the two American women. That pause ended shortly after the women were released.
Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State from the United States, is in Israel. He says he’s working on protecting civilians in Gaza caught in the crossfire of Israel’s war with Hamas. More than 1,400 people in Israel were killed nearly four weeks ago when Hamas attacked, taking more than 200 hostages. Palestinian officials claim that more than 9,000 people have died in Gaza since then.
But Mr. Biden is under increasing pressure to respond to what humanitarian groups have called an urgent crisis for civilians inside Gaza, where food, water, medicine and fuel are in short supply. A strike on a refugee camp in Gaza this week killed dozens of people even as Israeli officials said they killed a top Hamas leader.
A protester confronted Biden at the fund-raiser in Minneapolis and demanded that he call for a cease-fire. Mr. Biden said we need a pause. A pause means give time to get the prisoners out.”
All possible precautions need to be taken to avoid harm to the civilians, said the secretary of state. “It means food, medicine and water and other assistance must flow into Gaza and to the areas people need them. It means that people must be able to escape danger. It means humanitarian pauses must be considered for these purposes.”
Officials have said negotiations are continuing for the release of additional hostages, with representatives of Qatar serving as mediators. If Israel agrees to stop operations in that area, the officials would urge them to do so.
The US officials were worried about the delivery of humanitarian aid that is going to be trickled into Gaza on trucks that are entering through the Rafah gate between Gaza and Egypt.
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