Israel and Hamas Nearing Cease-Fire

(Wall Street Journal) Vivian Salama - Pressure is mounting from Washington to bring an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Egyptian officials have made headway in negotiations with Hamas' leadership, and the Israeli military has privately conceded that it is nearing the completion of its objectives, U.S. and foreign officials said. Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Gilad Erdan told the Wall Street Journal that Hamas is "now looking for a cease-fire in order to protect their terrorist infrastructures. Israel is determined to protect its citizens and provide them peace and security, so we're looking for a cure and not a Band-Aid. Hamas must stop firing rockets at Israel." Hamas has fired more than 4,000 rockets into Israel, according to Israeli officials.

2021-05-20 00:00:00

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