Biden Announces Cease-fire Deal in Gaza

Zoey Waverider

Updated Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 6:26 AM CDT

Biden Announces Cease-fire Deal in Gaza

In a significant development, U.S. President Joe Biden has announced a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas, aiming to establish a sustained period of calm in Gaza. During his stop in New York City, President Biden discussed the cease-fire on NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers," outlining expectations that the truce would last for at least six weeks.

The agreement, which comes amidst a period of heightened conflict, will see Israel pause its military operations during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, set to begin around March 10. This intermission is designed to facilitate the release of hostages held in the conflict zone.

Despite the cease-fire announcement, President Biden has maintained support for Israel's right to defend itself, particularly in response to the October 7 terrorist attack by Hamas. However, he has criticized some of Israel's military actions in Gaza as "over the top." This conflict has led over one million displaced Palestinians to seek refuge at Egypt's border.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his commitment to achieving total victory over Hamas, and on CBS's "Face the Nation," he discussed the impending military operations and a potential hostage deal. Netanyahu has tasked the Israeli army with planning the evacuation of Palestinian civilians and the destruction of Hamas battalions, targeting what he calls the "last Hamas stronghold."

Netanyahu confirmed that Israeli forces would enter the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, aiming for a decisive outcome against Hamas, regardless of the ongoing cease-fire. The conflict has led to significant casualties since its inception on October 7, with Gaza's Health Ministry reporting over 29,000 Palestinian deaths, the majority being women and children, and has displaced over half of Gaza's 2.3 million population.

The situation is further complicated by the self-immolation of Aaron Bushnell, an active-duty U.S. Air Force member, outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., in protest of America's support for Israel's actions in Gaza. Meanwhile, President Biden is set to meet with congressional leaders to discuss government funding and potential aid packages to Ukraine and Israel.

In Michigan, activists are organizing a protest vote during the state's Democratic primary to express opposition to Biden's support of Israel's war in Gaza, urging voters to select "uncommitted" instead of Biden.

In Palestinian politics, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced his resignation amidst U.S. pressure for reforms in the Palestinian Authority, which faces criticism for ineffectiveness and corruption. The U.S. is advocating for changes, with the intent for the Palestinian Authority to govern Gaza post-war.

In the international arena, the International Court of Justice has heard arguments on the legality of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, with Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister calling Israel's occupation "the real obstacle to peace." Israel has refused to participate in the hearings, citing bias.

Amidst these political dynamics, unrelated cultural news saw Rod Stewart and Jools Holland collaborate to record swing era ja** classics. In political primaries, Donald Trump secured a victory over Nikki Haley in South Carolina. Finally, the U.S. Army addressed a historical injustice from the Jim Crow-era in Texas, righting a past wrong.

This complex web of events underscores the volatility of the region and the international community's vested interest in seeking a resolution to the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Conservative Bias:

Folks, once again we see the so-called "leader" of the free world, President Biden, bending over backwards to appease terrorists and undermine our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel. By announcing this cease-fire, he's essentially rewarding Hamas, a group of radical Islamic terrorists, for their unprovoked attacks on innocent Israeli civilians. He's even had the audacity to criticize Israel's necessary military actions, while Palestinian terrorists are being treated as victims after they've launched thousands of rockets into Israel. It's clear that Biden and his liberal cronies are more interested in virtue signaling and playing nice with terrorists than standing up for democracy and our allies. Meanwhile, the real American heroes, like Aaron Bushnell, are driven to extreme measures to protest this administration's betrayal of Israel. And let's not forget, the Democrats are so out of touch that they're organizing protest votes against their own president – it's a circus! Biden's weakness is on full display as he continues to push the Palestinian Authority, a hotbed of corruption, to take over Gaza. This is nothing short of a disaster in the making, folks.

Liberal Bias:

In a stunning display of hypocrisy, President Biden has the gall to claim he's brokering peace in Gaza while simultaneously supporting Israel's disproportionate and brutal assault on Palestinian civilians. Over 29,000 Palestinians have died, and still, Biden stands there, giving Israel the green light to continue its oppressive occupation and systemic violence. It's a cease-fire in name only, as Netanyahu arrogantly declares his intention to crush Hamas, with no regard for the countless innocent lives lost or displaced. This cease-fire is just a smokescreen for the ongoing atrocities committed by an apartheid regime, fully backed by U.S. dollars and military aid. And let's talk about the real heroes, like Aaron Bushnell, who tragically felt so abandoned by his own government's complicity in these war crimes that he took a stand in the most heart-wrenching way possible. Meanwhile, Biden's meeting with congressional leaders to discuss funneling more money to Ukraine and Israel, instead of addressing the urgent needs of Americans at home. It's clear where his priorities lie. And as if that wasn't enough, we have Trump, the poster boy for conservative corruption, winning primaries, while the U.S. Army's long overdue correction of a historical injustice barely gets a footnote. The world is watching as the United States fails to uphold its so-called values, supporting an illegal occupation and the systemic dismantling of Palestinian society.

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