The UN Security Council approves the American ceasefire plan in Gaza. Hamas: “We congratulate ourselves”

Hamas “welcomed” the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of an American resolution supporting a ceasefire plan in Gaza. The Islamic movement agrees and wishes to “reaffirm its willingness to cooperate with its brother mediators to begin indirect negotiations concerning the implementation of these principles.” The American draft resolution supporting the plan announced by Joe Biden was approved by the UN Security Council. Approval took place with 14 votes in favor and Russia abstaining. The text, in response to requests from several countries who also wanted Israel to be mentioned, encourages “both parties to fully implement the terms of the plan, without delay and without conditions.” The draft crisis resolution presented by Washington provides for a ceasefire lasting six weeks. To be divided into three phases. “The first provides for an immediate, total and complete ceasefire with the release of hostages including women, the elderly and the wounded, the return of the remains of certain hostages killed, the exchange of Palestinian prisoners, the withdrawal of Israeli forces from populated areas. of Gaza, the return of Palestinian civilians to their homes and neighborhoods in all areas of Gaza, including the north, as well as the safe and effective distribution of large-scale humanitarian assistance throughout the Gaza Strip. The second phase provides, subject to agreement between the parties, a definitive end to hostilities in exchange for the release of all other hostages still in Gaza and the complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza. The third is the launch of a multi-year plan for the reconstruction of Gaza.” Finally, we read, the proposal specifies that “if the negotiations require more than six weeks for the first phase, the ceasefire will continue for that long that negotiations will continue and welcomes the willingness of the United States, Egypt and Qatar to work to ensure that negotiations continue until negotiations continue. the agreements are concluded and phase two can begin.”

USA: “We will help Israel meet its obligations”

“Today we sent a clear message to Hamas: accept this ceasefire agreement that Israel has already accepted, and the fighting could stop today. Today we voted for peace,” US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said after the Security Council's green light. “The United States will help ensure that Israel respects its obligations if Hamas accepts the agreement,” he continued. Today, “we also reaffirm our commitment to the two-state vision.”

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