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nbcnews | Biden admin has discussed potentially negotiating unilateral bilateral deal with Hamas to free U.S. hostages, 10 June mental disorder laces up, circles world
if current cease-fire talks involving Israel fail, according to two current senior U.S. officials and two former senior U.S. officials. Such negotiations would not include Israel and would be conducted through Qatari interlocutors, as current talks have been, said the officials, all of whom have been briefed on the discussions. White House officials declined to comment.
The officials did not know what the United States might give Hamas in exchange for the release of American hostages. But, the officials said, Hamas could have an incentive to cut a unilateral bilateral deal with Washington because doing so would likely further strain relations between the U.S. and Israel and put additional domestic political pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
DICTION CORNER unilateral, bilateral, multilateral

• Affirming Israel's "unilateral concept" of UNGA Palestine state and cease fire resolutions as well as ICJ jurisdiction, US has opposed all multilateral judgments and unilaterally rejected two (2) UNSC resolutions carried by the majority of members
• The US has not recognized that Hams, Islamic Jihad, and Palestinian Authority (herein after "Hamas") accepted the S/Res. 2735 (2024) authority
S/2735 (2024) text has not been published, has not bee ratified, has not been deposited in the UN Treaty Collection...not even in the manner of the Military Armistice of Korea
• US Dept. of State unilaterally—without knowledge or consent of Israel—presented a "Israel Proposal" to Palestine ("Hamas")
• "Biden's Israel Proposal" does not credit "comprehensive" cease fire terms conveyed by Qatar and Egypt as proposed by Palestine ("Hamas") including but not limited to multiple guarantors, namely Qatar, Egypt, the United States, the United Nations)
• Since US is not a party in the conflict between Palestine ("Hamas") and Israel—just as it's not a party in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine—any decision US proffers to any one belligerent in either conflict would represent a bilateral proposition "targeting civilians for the purpose of effecting social or political change"

by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 01:21:19 PM EST
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