The United States calls on Hamas to accept the terms of the ceasefire

National Security spokesman John Kirby said At the White House He told reporters that the United States still hopes to conclude a ceasefire agreement in exchange for the release of the hostages before the beginning of the month Ramadan.

He added that agitation It has not yet agreed to the terms of the proposed agreement, which would include a six-week ceasefire in exchange for the release of some sick, elderly and wounded hostages held by the movement since its attack on southern… Israel On the seventh of October.

Kirby stressed that the United States will continue airdrops of relief supplies to Gaza and is studying a maritime option that would provide more aid.

He pointed out that delivery via trucks slowed down due to opposition from some members Israeli governmentHe added: “In this regard, Israel bears the responsibility to exert more (effort).”

The war broke out in Gaza following an unprecedented attack launched by Hamas on southern Israel on October 7, which led to the killing of about 1,160 people, the majority of whom were civilians, according to a tally prepared by Agence France-Presse based on official Israeli figures.

250 people were kidnapped during the attack, according to Israel, which estimates that 130 of them are still detained in the Gaza Strip, and of these, 31 are believed to have been killed.

Israel vowed to “eliminate” Hamas after the attack, and began intensive bombing and attacks on Gaza It led to the killing of 30,534 people, the majority of whom were civilians, according to the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip.

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