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Biden's Ambitious Plan: Converting Temporary Truce in Gaza Into Lasting Stability

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Shivani Chauhan
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Biden's Ambitious Plan: Converting Temporary Truce in Gaza Into Lasting Stability

In an effort to turn the temporary military lull in Gaza into a lasting truce, US President Joe Biden has put forth an ambitious plan that might catalyze the negotiation of a long-term stability agreement in the Middle East region. This initiative is being spearheaded by the experienced diplomat and CIA Director, William Burns who recently met with the Mossad chief and the Qatar authorities, the intermediaries with Hamas.

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All parties involved have shown interest in initiating discussions. There is hope that the truce might lead to significant hostage releases and concessions that could pave the way for a long-term solution. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has made it clear that the goal is to dismantle Hamas, free hostages, and ensure that Gaza no longer poses a threat to Israel.

Joint Solutions and Political Reintroduction

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Considering joint solutions, the US and the EU have considered reintroducing Palestinian political figures like Salam Fayyad and Mohammed Dahlan into the Gaza government. If Biden's plan proves successful, it could not only end the war and stabilize the Middle East but also strengthen his domestic political standing ahead of elections.

Challenges and Implications

However, the road to peace is fraught with challenges. The most pressing concern for the White House is the release of American hostages held by Hamas. The current truce has proven crucial in facilitating hostage exchange and humanitarian relief distribution. However, uncertainties about the number of Americans held in Gaza persist, and a resumption of fighting seems likely.

The US's evident solidarity with Israel, especially in the face of over 14,000 Palestinian deaths, has been perceived as granting Israel impunity for its humanitarian violations in Gaza. This has hampered the US government's ability to engage effectively with Middle Eastern governments.

Despite these challenges, the extension of the truce has raised hopes for further militant-held hostage exchanges for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel. If successful, this could lead to a longer halt in the deadliest and most destructive war witnessed by the region, potentially leading towards a more stable future.

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