Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected the White House’s claim of a cease-fire in Gaza, saying that the fighting in Gaza is still ongoing without any ceasefire or break and will continue until the terms are approved. .
According to the World News Agency, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while responding to the US claim of a temporary ceasefire agreement, said that the ceasefire would mean surrendering to Hamas.
The Israeli Prime Minister clearly said that until Hamas releases all the Israeli hostages, there will be no ceasefire and we will not back down from this position.
Netanyahu denied reports of Israel’s long-term deployment of its forces in the name of governance or security, saying it does not want to occupy Gaza. The war will continue until the release of Yer Ghamalis or the end of Hamas.
However, the Israeli Prime Minister said that he could consider the establishment of a corridor for the evacuation of civilians during the war in Gaza.
Regarding the duration of the war, the Israeli Prime Minister said that we have set goals for the war without a timetable because the achievement of these goals may take longer than estimated.
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It should be remembered that the statement released by the White House yesterday claimed that as a result of the mediation of Qatar and the United States, Israel agreed to a cease-fire in Gaza for 4 hours a day.
It was said in the statement that during these four hours, citizens, especially foreigners, will be helped to move from the war-torn areas to a safe place, for which a road map has also been prepared.
According to the White House, the four-hour ceasefire will be announced three hours before the ceasefire begins that day.
In this regard, the US officials also claimed that if Hamas agreed to release the Israeli hostages, Israel is also ready to extend the ceasefire period.
It was also clarified in the statement that the US cannot force Israel to cease fighting in Gaza, but through our efforts, Israel agreed to change its war strategy in Gaza.
It should be noted that more than 10,800 Palestinians have been martyred and more than 25,000 injured in the Israeli bombardment on Gaza since October 7. Half of the martyrs and wounded are children and women, while more than 1400 Israelis were killed in the attack by Hamas.