Blinken says Netanyahu ‘reaffirmed his commitment’ to ceasefire proposal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had reiterated his “commitment” to the ceasefire proposal as the world awaits Hamas’s response.

The secretary is in the Middle East, where he has met and will continue to meet with regional leaders, including those from Qatar and Egypt, which are acting as mediators, along with the United States, between Israel and Hamas.

Over the last day or so, Blinken has met with Egyptian President Abdel El-Sisi, Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa, and Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

“So everyone’s vote is in, except for one vote, and that’s Hamas. And that’s what we wait for. It is on Hamas to move forward
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