Skip to main content
Tags: biden | admin | hamas | hostage | talks | israel

Report: Hamas Left Hostage Talks to Put Pressure on Israel

By    |   Friday, 17 May 2024 09:58 PM EDT

The Biden administration told a meeting of foreign ambassadors that it believes Hamas terrorists withdrew from hostage negotiations last week in an effort to instead ramp up more worldwide pressure on Israel, Axios reported Friday.

National security adviser Jake Sullivan met with 18 ambassadors representing countries that have hostages still being held by Hamas in Gaza. According to the White House, Sullivan and the diplomats met Wednesday to discuss “their collective call for Hamas to immediately release the hostages and ways to bring an end to the crisis.”

But in addition, Sullivan told the group that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar withdrew from the talks in Cairo because he doesn’t want to make a deal at this point.

It was framed at the time that Sinwar withdrew because of Israel’s incursion into Rafah to eradicate more terrorists. Sinwar’s calculus was that another round of failed talks, caused by his recusal, would direct more pressure on Israel, according to Axios.

Sullivan urged the ambassadors to exert pressure on Hamas through myriad channels, including third parties and public messaging.

In addition to the U.S., ambassadors and chiefs of mission representing Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom were also in attendance.

Sullivan himself is headed for Saudi Arabia on Saturday ahead of a trip to Israel on Sunday to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sullivan will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday.

Mark Swanson

Mark Swanson, a Newsmax writer and editor, has nearly three decades of experience covering news, culture and politics.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
The Biden administration told a meeting of foreign ambassadors that it believes Hamas terrorists withdrew from hostage negotiations last week in an effort to instead ramp up more worldwide pressure on Israel.
biden, admin, hamas, hostage, talks, israel
247
2024-58-17
Friday, 17 May 2024 09:58 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved