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G7 Endorses Biden’s Gaza Ceasefire Proposal, Calls for Immediate Action

Toronto, Ontario: In a pivotal move aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis in Gaza, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) have unanimously endorsed a comprehensive ceasefire deal proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden. The statement, issued on June 3 from Ottawa, Ontario, calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities, the release of all hostages, and a significant increase in humanitarian aid to Gaza.

The G7 leaders, representing Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, emphasized their commitment to an enduring resolution that ensures both the security of Israel and the safety of Gazan civilians. The statement also reaffirms the G7’s support for a two-state solution as a pathway to lasting peace in the region.

Key Points of the Ceasefire Deal:

  1. Immediate Ceasefire: An urgent call for the cessation of all military activities in Gaza.
  2. Hostage Release: The unconditional release of all individuals currently held hostage.
  3. Humanitarian Aid: A substantial and ongoing increase in humanitarian assistance to be distributed throughout Gaza, addressing the dire needs of its civilian population.
  4. Security and Safety: Guarantees for Israel’s security and the safety of Gazan civilians, aiming to prevent future escalations.
  5. Pathway to Peace: A reaffirmation of the commitment to a credible and sustainable peace process, leading towards a two-state solution.

A Call to Action:

The G7 leaders urged Hamas to accept the deal, noting that Israel is prepared to move forward with the proposed terms. They also called on countries with influence over Hamas to leverage their positions to ensure the acceptance and implementation of the ceasefire agreement.

Canadian Prime Minister’s Remarks:

“We the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), fully endorse and will stand behind the comprehensive deal outlined by President Biden that would lead to an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, the release of all the hostages, a significant and sustained increase in humanitarian assistance for distribution throughout Gaza, and an enduring end to the crisis with Israel’s security interests and Gazan civilian safety assured. We reaffirm our support for a credible pathway towards peace leading to a two State solution. “We call on Hamas to accept this deal, that Israel is ready to move forward with, and we urge all countries with influence over Hamas to help ensure that it does so.”

International Response:

The international community has been watching the developments closely, with various nations and organizations expressing cautious optimism. The United Nations has reiterated its support for efforts aimed at de-escalation and long-term peace.

Local Impact and Reactions:

In the Greater Toronto Area, home to diverse communities with strong ties to the Middle East, the announcement has been met with a mixture of hope and skepticism. Local leaders and advocacy groups have called for continued engagement and support for humanitarian efforts in Gaza.

As the world awaits Hamas’ response, the G7’s unified stance marks a significant moment in the international effort to bring peace to one of the most volatile regions in the world.

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Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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