Conflicts & War

Biden: Gaza war will end when ‘Hamas no longer has capacity to kill Israelis’

San Francisco, US, Nov 15 (EFE).- The war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza will end when the Palestinian Islamist group does not have the capacity to murder Israelis, United States President Joe Biden said Wednesday.

Since the Hamas assault on Israeli territory on Oct. 7, which killed about 1,400 people, at least 11,500 people in the enclave have been killed, including 7,870 women and children, according to the Gaza Health Ministry on Wednesday.

“I think it’s gonna stop when Hamas no longer maintains the capacity to murder, abuse and just do horrific things to the Israelis,” Biden said during a press conference after his meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping in which the pair spoke about the conflict.

Biden added that, for now, he has not set a time limit to ask the Israeli army to cease its invasion of the Palestinian enclave and insisted that the “only ultimate answer here is a two-state solution.”

The US in recent few hours has, according to the American president, been trying to mediate with Qatar for the release of some of the more than a hundred hostages that Hamas still holds.

Biden said he was “mildly hopeful” of their release.

“I have been deeply involved in moving on the hostage negotiation. I don’t want to get ahead of myself here because I don’t know what’s happened in the last four hours,” Biden added, referring to the time period he had with Xi. EFE


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