Hamas accepts Egypt’s, Qatar ceasefire proposal as per reports

Shivani Arora

Hamas has accepted the proposal for a ceasefire in the Gaza war that put forward by mediators Qatar and Egypt,as per the Palestinian group, although Israel has yet to comment on the proposal.

Well, Egyptian and Hamas officials had previously said that a ceasefire would take place in a series of stages during which Hamas would release hostages that it is holding in exchange for Israeli troop pullbacks from Gaza.

“The mujahid brother Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas movement’s political bureau, had a phone call with the Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, and with the Egyptian Minister of Intelligence, Abbas Kamel, and informed them of the Hamas movement’s approval of their proposal regarding the ceasefire agreement.” The militant group.

On the other hand Foreign leaders like Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan have welcomed the news of a possible ceasefire. The senior politician also urged Western countries to increase pressure on Israeli leadership for acceptance of the ceasefire deal. He said “We welcome the statement by Hamas that they accepted the ceasefire with our suggestion. Now, Israel must take the same step,”.

About Hamas

Hamas was founded by Palestinian imam and activist Ahmed Yassin in 1987, after the outbreak of the First Intifada against the Israeli occupation. It emerged from his 1973 Mujama al-Islamiya Islamic charity affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.In 2006, Hamas won the Palestinian legislative election by campaigning on clean government without corruption, combined with affirmation of Palestinians’ right to armed struggle against the Israeli occupation, thus winning a majority in the Palestinian Legislative Council.

In 2007, Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip from rival Palestinian faction Fatah, which it has governed since separately from the Palestinian National Authority.

Hamas is an Islamist militant group that spun off from the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in the late 1980s. It took over the Gaza Strip after defeating its rival political party, Fatah, in elections in 2006.

This was followed by an Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip with Egyptian support, and multiple wars with Israel, including in 2008–09, 2012, 2014, and 2021. The ongoing 2023 war began after Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, killing both civilians and soldiers, and taking hostages back to Gaza. The attack has been described as the biggest military setback for Israel since the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, which Israel has responded to in an ongoing ground invasion of Gaza.

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