What we know about the Israeli ceasefire proposal supported by Biden

President Biden on Friday outlined a road map proposed by Israel that would begin with an immediate and temporary ceasefire and work toward a permanent end to the war and reconstruction of Gaza.

Here are some details, as described by Biden, a senior U.S. administration official who briefed reporters after the president's speech, and Israeli officials who discussed the possible deal.

Both sides will observe a six-week ceasefire. Israel would withdraw from the main population centers of Gaza and a number of hostages would be released, including women, the elderly and the wounded. The hostages were allegedly exchanged for the release of hundreds of Palestinian detainees. Aid would begin to flow into Gaza, using up to 600 trucks a day. Hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinian civilians may also return to their homes in northern Gaza. Most Palestinians fled the north following a mass evacuation order imposed by Israel before the ground invasion began.

During the first phase, Israel and Hamas will continue to negotiate to reach a permanent ceasefire. If talks last more than six weeks, the first phase of the truce will continue until an agreement is reached, Biden said.

With a permanent ceasefire, Israel would completely withdraw from Gaza. All remaining living Israeli hostages would be released, including the male soldiers, and in exchange other Palestinian prisoners would be released.

It was also unclear who would govern the territory under the agreement. Hamas could use a ceasefire to rebuild its rule in Gaza. In the past, the United States has said that the Palestinian Authority, which has struggled to manage the West Bank, should be involved in managing Gaza. Israeli officials, including Netanyahu, have generally rejected the Palestinian Authority or Hamas running Gaza.

Hamas reportedly returned the remains of the dead hostages. The rubble would be removed and a three- to five-year reconstruction period would begin, supported by the United States, Europe and international institutions.

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