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Joe Biden’s Ceasefire Proposal: Why It Won’t Work With Hamas

June 12, 2024 Lawrence J. Haas 19fortyfive

On one hand, the proposal would not put Hamas permanently out of business, which makes it a non-starter for Israel. On the other hand, it would “not allow Hamas to re-arm,” which makes it a non-starter for a terrorist organization that – along with its state sponsor in Tehran and fellow terrorist groups in the Iranian-directed “axis of resistance” – seems emboldened by October 7.