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U.S. announces humanitarian pause in Gaza, Israel refutes

U.S. announces humanitarian pause in Gaza, Israel refutes The United States declared a humanitarian pause in Gaza. Israel has not confirmed (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The White House states that Israel has agreed to implement a daily four-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip. Jerusalem has not confirmed this, according to the Associated Press.

The White House states that the President of the United States Joe Biden asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to implement daily four-hour "humanitarian pauses" during their phone call on Monday, November 6.

The U.S. National Security Council spokesperson, John Kirby, notes that the first "pause" is expected to be announced on Thursday, and Israel is said to have committed to announcing each pause at least three hours before it starts.

Jerusalem denies the information

According to The Times of Israel, the office of the Israeli Prime Minister denies the White House's claim that Jerusalem has agreed to a daily four-hour humanitarian pause in the northern part of Gaza.

It is mentioned that Israel has already implemented corresponding pauses starting this Sunday, opening a daily four-hour humanitarian corridor on the Salah al-Din road for the evacuation of Palestinians from the north of Gaza to its south. However, Jerusalem refers to this as a humanitarian corridor rather than a humanitarian pause.

"Nonetheless, the localized pause has been implemented each day. On Wednesday, it was extended by one hour, and on Thursday, it was six hours due to the large number of Palestinians seeking to leave the area," the news agency adds.

The Israeli Prime Minister's office also added that the fighting continued, and there would be no ceasefire without the release of prisoners.

Israel war

On October 7, Hamas militants attacked Israel, targeting not only military personnel but also civilians. Israel was frequently shelled from the Gaza Strip. In response, Jerusalem launched an operation against the terrorists.

On October 27, an offensive began in the Gaza Strip. As of November 9, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Hamas has lost control of the northern part of the Gaza Strip.