Senior Hamas leader: Gaza ceasefire amendments are ‘not significant’

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The changes that Hamas has requested to a ceasefire proposal by the United States are ‘not significant’ and include the complete withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip, a senior leader in the group told Reuters on Thursday.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Hamas had proposed numerous changes, some unworkable, to the US-backed proposal, but that mediators were determined to close the gaps.

The US has said Israel has accepted its proposal, but Israel has not publicly stated that. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly said Israel will not commit to ending its campaign before Hamas is eliminated…”

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