“Sand Hamas really cares about the Palestinians and wants to see their suffering immediately alleviated, it must accept the truce agreement that was proposed to it, the head of North American diplomacy told journalists during a trip to the Middle East.

“If he doesn’t do it, I think it will be further proof that he doesn’t have the slightest regard” for the Palestinians, he added.

The US Secretary of State also stated that Israel has “better solutions” against Hamas than a “major military operation” in Rafah, reiterating Washington’s opposition to this offensive that Israel insists on carrying out in the southern Gaza Strip. , where 1.5 million Palestinians are currently concentrated.

“There are other solutions and, from our point of view, better solutions, to face the real challenge that Hamas currently represents and which do not require a large-scale military operation”, explained Blinken, who met in Jerusalem today during of more than two hours with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Israeli Prime Minister told Blinken that he will not accept any agreement with Hamas that includes an end to the war.

Indirect negotiations mediated by Egypt, Qatar and the United States have been taking place for several months, with Hamas and Israel accusing each other of the blockades.

On October 7, Hamas carried out an unprecedented attack in southern Israel, which caused the death of 1,170 people, mainly civilians, according to an AFP report based on official Israeli data.

Israel’s retaliatory offensive in Gaza has already caused 34,568 deaths, most of them civilians, according to the Islamist movement’s Ministry of Health.

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