RT-Engels: 13-06-2024,

The US Secretary of State has expressed frustration with the Palestinian militants amid ongoing truce negotiations with Israel

The latest changes proposed by Hamas militants to a Washington-backed ceasefire agreement between the Palestinian militants and Israel are not “workable,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Wednesday.

The US had previously suggested a three-phase plan to establish an “enduring” ceasefire in Gaza, which supposedly includes the release of all hostages and a withdrawal of Israeli forces from the enclave. While the specific details of the proposal have not been made public, late last month, the US announced that West Jerusalem had agreed to the deal, even though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to publicly endorse it.

On Tuesday, however, Hamas rejected the plan in its current form and proposed a number of changes, aiming to “put the priority on the interests of the Palestinian people” and stop the ongoing aggression against Gaza through a complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from the enclave.

Speaking during a press conference in Doha alongside Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Blinken stated that some of the changes proposed by the Palestinian group are “workable” while some “are not.”

Israel and Hamas disagree on US-backed ceasefire – media reports

“Hamas could have answered with a single word: Yes,” Blinken said, claiming that the group’s hesitance to sign the deal was to blame for the ongoing hostilities in Gaza.

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