Israel describes a permanent cease-fire in Gaza as a 'nonstarter,' undermining Biden's proposal

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Saturday called a permanent cease-fire in Gaza a "nonstarter" until long-standing conditions for ending the war are met, appearing to undermine a proposal that U.S. President Joe Biden had announced as an Israeli one.

The statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office came a day after Biden outlined the plan, and as families of Israeli hostages held by Hamas called for all parties to immediately accept the proposal.

"Israel's conditions for ending the war have not changed: the destruction of Hamas' military and governing capabilitie...

 

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