27 Feb 2024

Israel and Hamas downplay progress on ceasefire deal

International Editor

Israel and Hamas have both downplayed the US President’s suggestion that a Gaza ceasefire could be nailed down by next week.

Joe Biden made the remark on the eve of the Michigan primary, where he’s under pressure from the state’s large Arab-American population over his support for Israel. Meanwhile, famine looms and disease continues to spread among the 2.3 million people trapped in Gaza.