• givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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    2 months ago

    Hamas would free the women, elderly and wounded hostages it’s still holding in return for Israel’s release of hundreds of Palestinians held in its jails.

    Pretty sure the only prisoners they have is maybe a handful of wounded IDF soldiers that were captured in Palestine at this point…

    Gaza has no food, water, or medical supplies and Israel has spent 7 months flattening the entire region.

    How were any hostages from 10/7 supposed to survive Israels bombing for 7 months?

    And what happens when Israel says there has to be more hostages so they don’t have to do even the temp ceasefire?

    Like, releasing hostages is permanent, the ceasefire is explicitly temporary, why not start the ceasefire first?

    And that’s not even getting into how hostages are one thing, and invading military members who were captured while committing are two very different things that Biden and Israel are intentionally conflating.

  • CaractacusPottsOPM
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    2 months ago

    I haven’t read the plan but I suspect it’s going to be very one-sided. Also the reason the Biden administration is trying now is because it suddenly occurs to them supporting genocide is not a great way to get elected.

  • IninewCrow
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    2 months ago

    And everyone keeps arguing that massive continuous public protesting does nothing.

    The only reason that anything is happening at the political level on this issue is the fact that thousands of young Americans were willing to risk their educational futures (and possibly their careers) in order to force politicians to act and actually do something about the the non-stop killing of civilians by a maniacal regime bent on destroying an entire people.

    The real heroes are the students in American who forced the issue.

    Again it was people who spoke up and made things happen … not politicians.

  • Rentlar
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    2 months ago

    Finally, some actual leadership on this issue. Depending on what Biden manages to pull off and how they make Israel cooperate with peace negotiations, it could be a good sign for November.