Kamala Harris Urges ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ in Gaza



Vice President Kamala Harris called for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas War, while marking the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. Her comments are the most decisive from a member of the Biden administration, on the need for a halt in fighting, citing the “immense scale of suffering in Gaza” and the “humanitarian catastrophe.” President Joe Biden is under significant pressure to demand a ceasefire in the war that began in October 2024, and has killed around 1,200 people, taken 250 hostages, and resulted in over 30,000 Palestinian deaths.

Vice President Kamala Harris Calls for Immediate Gaza Ceasefire

Kamala Harris speaking at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma

Vice President Kamala Harris demanded an instant ceasefire in Gaza on Sunday, emphasizing the severe humanitarian crisis resulting from the Israel-Hamas war. “Considering the extensive suffering in Gaza, there needs to be an immediate ceasefire,” Harris communicated while commemorating the 59th Bloody Sunday anniversary in Selma, Alabama.

She labelled the Gaza scenario as a “humanitarian disaster,” stressing that Israel should intensify the delivery of aid to the region. Harris’ comments represent the Biden administration’s strongest statement till date concerning the urgency of halting the Middle East conflict.

President Joe Biden expressed hope on Friday that a ceasefire agreement could be implemented by the start of Ramadan on March 10. Under significant pressure to demand a ceasefire, Biden observes the five-month war’s aftermath, which started with Hamas militants attacking southern Israel on October 7, resulting in approximately 1,200 deaths and 250 hostages. The war has claimed the lives of over 30,000 Palestinians.

Prep for the polls: Explore the presidential candidates and compare their stand on vital issues in our Voter Guide

The Biden administration announced on Saturday that Israel has essentially agreed to a six-week ceasefire that includes the release of hostages, pending Hamas acceptance of the deal.

Read More Better Today US News

Comments are closed.