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Biden: A truce in Gaza is possible “tomorrow” if Hamas releases the hostages world

US President Joe Biden – Photography: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

“Israel said it was up to Hamas if it wanted to do that [liberação dos reféns]We can close tomorrow. Biden announced at a fundraising event at the home of a former Microsoft executive on the outskirts of Seattle that the ceasefire would begin tomorrow, after avoiding the issue on three other similar occasions on Friday (10).

The president raised the issue after he warned Israel on Wednesday (8) that it would stop supplying it with artillery shells and other weapons if its forces attacked the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. He expressed his regret over the killing of civilians by American bombs.

Biden stressed in an interview with CNN: “If they enter Rafah, I will not provide the weapons used… to deal with the cities.” We will not supply used weapons and artillery shells.”

So far, Hamas and Israel have not been able to reach a ceasefire agreement despite repeated rounds of indirect negotiations.

About 250 people were captured and transferred to the Gaza Strip on October 7 when Hamas militants attacked southern Israel.

Israeli officials say 128 of them remain captive in the Palestinian territories, including at least 36 who were killed.

The Hamas attack led to the deaths of more than 1,170 people, most of them civilians, according to a poll conducted by Agence France-Presse based on official Israeli figures.