Kamala Harris Calls For ‘Ceasefire’ In Israel-Hamas War

With the Israel-Hamas war ongoing, Vice President Kamala Harris recently called for an “immediate ceasefire” in the conflict to make it easier for the release of hostages and the entrance of aid into the Gaza Strip. The vice president maintained that Hamas terrorists should be defeated.

During a speech in Selma, Alabama, commemorating the 59th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” — the day when police officers attacked civil rights protestors in Selma — Harris addressed the so-called “humanitarian crisis in Gaza,” prompting applause from the crowd.

Although the vice president said Israel has a right to defend itself, she was applauded multiple times in her speech when she called for more aid to pour into Gaza and for the rights of Palestinians.

“The threat [that] Hamas poses to the people of Israel must be eliminated. And given the immense scale of suffering in Gaza, there must be an immediate ceasefire for at least the next six weeks, which is what is currently on the table,” the vice president said, receiving applause upon saying the word “ceasefire.”

“Hamas claims it wants a ceasefire. Well, there is a deal on the table. And as we have said, Hamas needs to agree to that deal. Let’s get a ceasefire. Let’s reunite the hostages with their families. And let’s provide immediate relief to the people of Gaza,” she added.

Harris’ remarks come after Israel’s government has agreed to the idea of a temporary ceasefire in the Holy Land’s war against Hamas, which has yet to respond in the matter.

The negotiation would pave the way for at least 130 hostages in Gaza to be released following Hamas’ invasion of the Jewish State on Oct. 7, 2023.

The deal would include a six-week ceasefire with Hamas, allowing for hostages to be released from captivity while increasing humanitarian aid for individuals in Gaza.

Harris is scheduled to meet with a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, Benny Gantz, to push for a ceasefire in the Middle East war.

The U.S. recently airdropped humanitarian aid into Gaza, delivering 66 pallets of over 38,000 meals. In response, the Israeli military said the aid “makes the fighting possible.”

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