Israeli PM Netanyahu Rejects US-Backed Two-State Solution Amid Ongoing Gaza Conflict

In a recent development, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed the concept of a two-state solution with the Palestinians, defying the stance of US President Joe Biden. This comes amid ongoing heavy Israeli airstrikes and clashes with Hamas in Gaza, where Palestinian health officials report over 25,000 deaths. Despite international mediation efforts, no agreement has been reached on a ceasefire or the release of Israeli hostages held by Hamas.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects the idea of a Palestinian State.
  • US President Joe Biden believes a two-state solution could still be possible.
  • Over 25,000 deaths in Gaza have been reported by Palestinian health officials.
  • Israel’s military campaign in Gaza continues with air and naval strikes.
  • Hamas demands Israeli forces withdraw from Gaza in exchange for Israeli hostages; Netanyahu refuses.
  • Israel has found a booby-trapped tunnel believed to have held Israeli hostages.
  • US intelligence estimates that only 20-30% of Hamas fighters have been killed and the group can continue attacks for months.
  • Hamas calls for a complete ceasefire and Israeli troop withdrawal as conditions for hostage release.
  • Efforts by Egypt and Qatar to mediate a hostage release deal are ongoing.
  • Internal Israeli pressure for a diplomatic solution to return hostages as military efforts continue.

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