Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Hamas’s response to safe the discharge of Israeli hostages in trade for a pause in preventing and different hard-line situations.
Netanyahu known as Hamas’s proposal “delusional” and doubled down on his vow that Israel would proceed its navy operation within the Gaza Strip till it reached “absolute victory.”
The Israeli chief made the remarks following a gathering with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who had arrived in Israel to proceed negotiations on the framework of a deal to pause preventing between Israel and Hamas, safe the discharge of greater than 100 Israeli hostages, scale up humanitarian deliveries to civilians in Gaza and work towards discovering a long-term cease-fire deal.
The framework was more likely to embrace the discharge of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, as had occurred in a pause brokered in late November. However on this deal Hamas laid out extra strict situations, calling for the withdrawal of all Israeli troops from Gaza. That’s a excessive bar for the Israeli authorities, particularly given Netanyahu’s insistence on persevering with navy operations and being able to hold out operations in response to Hamas threats.
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