Hamas Welcomes UN Security Council Ceasefire Resolution, Without Agreeing

Hamas Welcomes UN Security Council Ceasefire Resolution, Without Agreeing


Hamas welcomed, but did not accept, a United Nations Security Council resolution that passed Monday, introduced by the U.S., outlining the plan President Joe Biden presented last month for a ceasefire and hostage exchange.

The resolution mirrored Biden’s proposals, which he falsely described as Israel’s proposals, though the U.S. later admitted that they were “virtually identical” to Hamas’s proposals. The resolution does not call on Hamas to disarm and requires Israel to withdraw all forces from Gaza before all of the hostages are released, meaning that it lets Hamas keep them, potentially indefinitely.

Hamas welcomed the resolution but did not explicitly agree to it, saying it looked forward to continued negotiations. The Times of Israel reported:

“The movement would like to emphasize its

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