Kamala: ‘Deal Is on the Table’

Kamala Harris

(StraightShooterNews.com) – Signaling her stance on giving terrorists a break so they can regroup and change tactics, Kamala Harris recently advocated for Israel and Hamas to agree immediately to a six-week ceasefire proposed by the United States, Qatar and Egypt.

This ceasefire plan proposes a 40-day halt in the hostilities in Gaza, during which Israel would release some Palestinian detainees in exchange for the release of hostages by Hamas in a similar fashion to a temporary truce that happened in November.

At a civil rights gathering in Selma, Alabama, Harris said an immediate ceasefire is crucial due to the severe suffering in Gaza. “Well, there is a deal on the table. And as we have said, Hamas needs to agree to that deal,” she added.

Despite Joe Biden’s hope for the ceasefire to start promptly, negotiations seem to have stalled, with Israel and Hamas distancing themselves from the discussion table.

Reports suggest Israel did not participate in talks in Cairo and Hamas has stated it will not agree to any hostage exchange until Israel agrees to cease the war and withdraw from Gaza.

Harris criticized the deadlock in negotiations as Gaza faces a humanitarian disaster, with nearly all of its over 2 million inhabitants displaced and food security threatened for more than 25% of the refugees.

She pressed the Israeli government to enhance aid flow into Gaza to ease the dire conditions and restore basic services to meet the needs of those suffering.

Furthermore, Harris mentioned that the U.S. plans to increase aid deliveries to Gaza through airdrops and is looking to establish a new sea route to bring in humanitarian supplies.

Her comments came as she prepares to meet with Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz at the White House to discuss the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the safety of up to 1.5 million people in Rafah, a key area of concern in the conflict.

The Biden administration has advised Israel against a ground assault into Rafah, the last stronghold of Hamas in Gaza, without a clear evacuation plan for refugees to prevent further civilian casualties.

Meanwhile Israel has indicated it will postpone its operations in Rafah as it plans to relocate civilians to a safer area north of the city, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stating the offensive is aimed at eliminating the remaining Hamas forces.