Israel-Palestine Escalation
Israel was hit by an unprecedented rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on October 7, with Hamas movement's troops infiltrating border areas. On October 8, the Israeli government announced that it had invoked Article 40 of the Basic Law, which means the country was officially in a state of war.

Hamas Rejects Biden-proposed Deal on Freeing Hostages, Report Says

© Sputnik . Stringer / Go to the mediabankRallies in the center of Tel Aviv for a ceasefire and the release of hostages
Rallies in the center of Tel Aviv for a ceasefire and the release of hostages - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 12.06.2024
MOSCOW (Sputnik/Prime) - The Palestinian movement Hamas has rejected a proposal on freeing hostages which was presented by US President Joe Biden, the British media reported on Tuesday, citing an Israeli official.
The official also said that Israel has received a response from Hamas via the mediators, adding that the movement changed the main parameters of Biden’s proposal.
On Monday, Hamas welcomed the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
The UNSC adopted the same day a US-drafted resolution welcoming the Gaza ceasefire proposal announced by President Joe Biden on May 31 and calling on Hamas to accept it.
The resolution basically reiterates what US President Biden said when he presented Israel's three-pronged plan for a ceasefire in Gaza, which calls for the first and second stages of the captives to be released.
South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor before the meeting of the BRICS foreign ministers in Nizhny Novgorod. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 10.06.2024
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