More than 36,000 people have been killed in Gaza since October in Israeli retaliation against Hamas.


Hamas on Monday welcomed a UN Security Council resolution supporting a proposed cease-fire in Gaza, saying it was ready to cooperate with mediators to implement the plan’s principles.

“Hamas welcomes the contents of the Security Council resolution, including a permanent cease-fire in Gaza, a complete withdrawal, prisoner exchanges, reconstruction, the return of displaced persons to their areas of residence, any demographic change or reduction. The rejection of the Gaza Strip is confirmed, and the provision of necessary aid to our people in the Strip,” the militant group said in a statement.

Hamas also said it was ready to engage in indirect negotiations to implement principles “that are consistent with the demands of our people and the resistance.”

The United Nations Security Council on Monday approved a US-drafted resolution supporting President Joe Biden’s proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza.

Russia did not participate in the voting while the remaining 14 members of the Council voted in favor. The US finalized its text on Sunday after six days of talks between council members.

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