Israel blames US after Hamas rejects ‘compromise proposal’ for hostage deal

Hamas renewed its demands for a full ceasefire and Israel’s “withdrawal from the Gaza Strip” in a blow to hostage release negotiations that Israeli officials implicitly blamed on the United States.

“The Hamas movement informed the mediator brothers a short while ago that the movement is adhering to its position and vision that it presented on March 14,” Hamas announced via social media, per a Jerusalem Post translation.

That statement signified a rejection of an “American compromise proposal” in favor of “its extreme demands,” according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. Israeli officials cited the terrorist organization’s recalcitrance as justification for Jerusalem’s anger over President Joe Biden’s refusal to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution, adopted Monday, that called for a ceasefire without making that truce conditional on
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