Iran Welcomes Hamas’ Response to Gaza Truce Proposal

Iran Welcomes Hamas’ Response to Gaza Truce Proposal

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran welcomed Hamas’ endorsement of an Egyptian-Qatari proposal for ceasefire in Gaza, saying it indicates the Palestinian resistance’s political savvy.

In a statement on Monday night, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani welcomed the positive response by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to the political plan presented to end the Zionist regime’s onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

He said the resistance movement's political intelligence was another manifestation of its power in the battlefield.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports the plan presented for the restoration of the Palestinian people’s rights, including the immediate and permanent cessation of the Zionist regime’s attacks and crimes, removing the oppressive blockade on the Gaza Strip, releasing Palestinian prisoners, the complete and unconditional pullout of the Israeli occupying forces from the Gaza Strip, and reconstruction of ruins of the war,” he added, the ministry’s websitereported.

The proposal reportedly includes three phases and would see an end to Israel’s war on Gaza as well as the release of Israeli captives held in the enclave and Palestinians held in Israeli prisons.

Hamas’s announcement on Monday was met with celebrations in Gaza as Palestinians hoped it would finally bring an end to a nearly seven-month-long war, in which Israel has killed at least 34,700 people in the Palestinian territory.

However, Israel’s response has been less enthusiastic, as it continued to emphasize its desire to attack Rafah in southern Gaza and to completely defeat Hamas.

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