Qatar, Egypt, US call in joint statement for Israel and Hamas to finalize ceasefire deal

In a statement released by Qatar’s media office, Doha, Cairo and Washington call on Israel and Hamas to take the necessary steps to adopt the hostage release and ceasefire deal outlined by Israel and presented by US President Joe Biden on Friday.

“Qatar, the United States and Egypt jointly call on both Hamas and Israel to finalize the agreement embodying the principles outlined by President Biden on May 31, 2024,” the statement reads. “These principles brought the demands of all parties together in a deal that serves multiple interests and will bring immediate relief to both the long-suffering people of Gaza as well as the long-suffering hostages and their families.

“This deal offers a roadmap for a permanent ceasefire and ending the crisis,” the statement adds.

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