Kamala Harris calls for 6-week 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza and places onus on Israel to deliver aid

 


(JTA) — Vice President Kamala Harris called for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza and placed most of the onus on Israel for a shortfall in humanitarian aid entering the enclave.

The call for a cessation of fighting was not actually a change in the U.S. position on the war. In her speech, at a civil rights-focused event on Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama, Harris made clear that she was not referring to a permanent ceasefire, which progressive activists have advocated for months.

Rather, she was voicing support for the current Israeli-backed proposal, via negotiations, for a six-week truce. Harris...



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