Published: 2023-12-02 18:49
Last Updated: 2024-02-25 06:22
Member of Hamas Political bureau, Ezat al-Rishq, stated that Hamas showed responsiveness to mediators in negotiating an extension of truce in the Gaza Strip, and that the Israeli Occupation bears the full responsibility for the breakdown of negotiations for their refusal to positively engage with the offers presented through intermediaries.
In a statement released by Hamas through its Telegram channel on Saturday, al-Rishq added that the Occupation continues to repeat false claims regarding the justifications for resuming its aggression against Gaza, and that it propagates baseless narratives, including allegations of Hamas launching a rocket from the Gaza Strip and other false accusations.
Al-Rishq added that these narratives and other false stories disseminated by the Occupation since it breached the truce agreement aim to cover up its hidden intention to resume its brutal attacks, savage airstrikes, and practicing horrific massacres against innocent civilians.
Al-Rishq emphasized that since the start of the aggression against the Gaza Strip, the US administration, represented by Biden and Blinken, not only gave the green light to this Zionist aggression and its genocidal and ethnic cleansing war against Palestinians but consistently acted as a devoted advocate for Tel Aviv at all stages of its aggression and terrorism.
He stated, "War criminals Biden and Blinken, with this biased and complicit policy towards the occupation in its aggression, act as mouthpieces in the black Zionist propaganda machine, which has been exposed to the world for its lies and incitement to genocide, ethnic cleansing, and the killing of women and children."
On Saturday, the Israeli Occupation national intelligence agency (Mossad) issued a statement regarding the developments of negotiations and the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip with the mediators.
The statement mentioned that the ongoing negotiations in Qatar were terminated and reached a dead end. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the head of the Mossad, David Barnea, to immediately inform his team in Doha to return to Tel Aviv.
The statement argued that the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) did not fulfill its part of the agreement, which includes releasing all children and women according to the list provided by the Israeli Occupation to Hamas which the latter approved according to the statement.
Barnea expressed his gratitude to the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, William Burns, the Egyptian intelligence chief, Abbas Kamel, and the Qatari prime minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, for their partnership in the substantial mediation efforts that led to the release of 84 children and women from the Gaza Strip, in addition to 24 foreigners.