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U.S. Vice President Harris Calls for 'Immediate Ceasefire' in Gaza

March 4, 2024 (EIRNS)—U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris urged an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on March 3, in remarks made Sunday in Selma, Alabama. Harris was there for the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the Civil Rights-era battle that produced the Voting Rights Act. She used the Administration formulation that there should be a six week truce—a “six week ceasefire,” in exchange for Hamas’ release of the hostages. This is the same definition of “ceasefire” spoken about by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Feb. 20, when the U.S. voted, for the third time, against a ceasefire resolution in the UN Security Council.

Harris made her remarks in Selma ahead of her March 4 meeting in Washington with Benny Gantz, the head of the Israeli National Unity party and member of the Israeli war cabinet. Meanwhile, envoys from the United States, Qatar, and Hamas were in Cairo for the latest round of talks over a ceasefire and exchange of hostages.

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