Sunday 2 June 2024

Israel Debunks Proposal Biden Claims They Made To End War

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office debunked a claim that President Joe Biden made on social media Friday afternoon when the president posted a proposal that he claimed Israel made to the Hamas terrorist organization to end the war in Gaza.

“Israel has now offered a roadmap to an enduring ceasefire – and the release of all the hostages,” Biden claimed. “Yesterday, this proposal was transmitted by Qatar to Hamas. Today, I want to lay out its terms for the world.”

The 81-year-old posted a graphic on X that claimed the proposal was comprised of the following three phases:

Phase 1

  • A complete ceasefire
  • Withdrawal of Israeli forces from populated areas in Gaza
  • Release of some hostages and some remains of hostages
  • Palestinian civilians can return to their homes in Gaza
  • A surge in humanitarian aid

Phase 2

  • A permanent end to hostilities
  • Exchange for the release of remaining living hostages
  • Israeli forces withdraw from Gaza

Phase 3

  • Major reconstruction plan for Gaza
  • Final remains of hostages are returned to their families

Netanyahu’s office debunked the graphic published by Biden, saying that its proposal allowed “Israel to continue the war until all its objectives are achieved, including the destruction of Hamas’s military and governing capabilities.”


“The actual proposal put forward by Israel, including the conditional transition from one phase to the next, allows Israel to uphold these principles,” the statement continued.

Nearly 12 hours later, Netanyahu’s office issued a second statement that was even more pointed in countering Biden’s claims.

“Israel’s conditions for ending the war have not changed: The destruction of Hamas military and governing capabilities, the freeing of all hostages and ensuring that Gaza no longer poses a threat to Israel,” the statement said. “Under the proposal, Israel will continue to insist these conditions are met before a permanent ceasefire is put in place. The notion that Israel will agree to a permanent ceasefire before these conditions are fulfilled is a non-starter.”

Post a Comment

Start typing and press Enter to search