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Hamas scuttled truce to avoid releasing Israeli rape victims, State Department suggests

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2023
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Hamas broke a humanitarian truce last week in order to avoid releasing Israeli women who endured rape or other atrocities in its custody, Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s spokesman has suggested.

“It seems one of the reasons they don't want to turn women over that they've been holding hostage, and the reason this pause fell apart, is they don't want those women to be able to talk about what happened to them during their time in custody,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said on Monday. “Certainly, there is very little...

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