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Israel Cancels Official Delegation to Washington Following UN Call for Gaza Ceasefire, Criticizes Biden’s Abstention

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Netanyahu: Israeli delegation trip cancellation to US was a ‘message’ to Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the cancellation of an official delegation to Washington after the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Netanyahu stated that the decision was a message to Hamas, warning them not to rely on international pressure to prevent Israel from taking action.

Netanyahu criticized the US abstention from the UN vote, stating it was a mistake that encouraged Hamas to adopt a tough stance. The delegation was intended to discuss a possible military offensive in Rafah, but Netanyahu decided against it following Biden’s suggestion to consider targeting Hamas without a major ground offensive.

The resolution passed by the UN Security Council marked the first text to gain support in the conflict after previous US vetoes. Israel has been critical of Washington’s decision, with Foreign Minister Israel Katz calling it a moral and ethical mistake. Despite the withdrawal of the delegation from Washington, talks for a ceasefire in Gaza are ongoing in Doha.

Israel launched its offensive in response to attacks by Hamas, resulting in numerous casualties. The situation remains tense, with Hamas sticking to its demands for an end to the offensive and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza. The conflict has caused significant loss of life and ongoing negotiations for peace.

By Samantha Jones

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