Israel Warns Hamas Not To Violate Ceasefire, US Allocates $75 Million to Gaza Strip
Israel Warns Hamas Not To Violate Ceasefire
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – Israel has warned Hamas not to violate a ceasefire agreement reached last week after 11 days of fighting. The U.S. has pledged $75 million to help rebuild Gaza, which has come under Israeli attack.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who was in the Middle East to cement a cease-fire in Gaza.
Meanwhile, U.S. officials also made it clear that international support for the reconstruction of Gaza will not benefit Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. For the United States, Hamas is considered a “terrorist organization.”
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Israeli PM warns Hamas of ceasefire violations
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Hamas not to violate last week’s ceasefire agreement. Netanyahu said Israel would respond “very strongly” if Hamas violated the ceasefire.
AFP and Sky News reported Wednesday (May 26, 2021) that Netanyahu’s warning came after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who is visiting the Middle East to reinforce the ceasefire in Gaza.
Netanyahu thanked the United States for its unwavering support of Israel’s “right to self-defense” during the 11-day conflict with Hamas in early May. Last week, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt in coordination with the United States.
U.S. to contribute $75 million for Gaza reconstruction, making sure Hamas does not benefit
The United States has pledged $75 million in economic and development aid to Palestinians in Gaza following 11 days of Israeli shelling. The U.S. has also stressed that it is working to ensure that the Palestinians do not receive aid from Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this at a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday (5/25/2021 local time) after the end of fighting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday (5/26/2021).
Blinken also noted that the U.S. has pledged $5.5 million in “disaster relief” to Gaza and about $32 million in aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
Muslim countries have called on the UN to investigate crimes committed during the Gaza conflict
Islamic countries have called on the United Nations to investigate crimes committed by Israel and Hamas during the 11-day conflict for control of the Gaza Strip.
The U.N. Human Rights Council will hold a special session on the Israel-Hamas conflict on Thursday (May 27, 2021) at a local time at the request of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Palestinian coordinator Pakistan, Reuters reported on Wednesday (May 26, 2021). The meeting will be held on Tuesday evening (May 27, 2021).
On Tuesday night (May 25, 2021), the countries submitted a draft resolution calling for the establishment of an independent international commission to investigate all human rights violations that have occurred in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, and Israel since April 13.
Biden and Putin to meet in person in Geneva on June 16
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in person next month in Geneva, Switzerland. It will be the first meeting between the two since Biden took office as US president earlier this year.
The meeting between Biden and Putin will take place amid intense discussions over election intervention, cyber-attacks, human rights, and Ukraine, Reuters and AFP reported on Wednesday (May 26, 2021).
The second meeting will take place on June 16 in Geneva. In addition to being home to the headquarters of many UN agencies, it is also the historic site of a meeting between then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and then US President Ronald Reagan in 1985.