Hamas welcomes Security Council vote, even as it avoids accepting truce proposal

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

While Hamas has yet to accept the latest Israeli hostage deal proposal after 11 days, the terror group issues a statement welcoming the UN Security Council’s adoption of a resolution calling on it to accept the Israeli offer.

“The movement would like to emphasize its readiness to cooperate with the mediators to enter into indirect negotiations on the implementation of these principles that are in line with the demands of our people and our resistance,” the Hamas statement says.

“We also affirm the continuation of our endeavor and struggle… to achieve their national rights, foremost of which is defeating the occupation and establishing an independent, fully sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, the right of return and self-determination,” adds the terror group, which openly seeks Israel’s destruction.

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