Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel is prepared to resume hostilities against Hamas following the conclusion of the hostage exchange agreement.
Netanyahu has emphasized the main objectives of the war, which include the “elimination” of Hamas, the return of all hostages and ensuring that the enclave no longer poses a threat to Israel.
He shared, on social media, the achievement of recovering dozens of hostages last week, stating that, initially, this seemed unimaginable, but it was achieved. When asked about the possibility of Israel returning to fight after the hostage return phase, Netanyahu responded affirmatively and unequivocally, highlighting his determination to continue the fight until the end.
In recent days I have heard a question: will Israel fight again after this phase of returning our hostages is over? My answer is an unequivocal yes. There’s no way we won’t fight again until the end”, said Benjamin. The terms of the agreement stipulate that the truce can be extended, with the possibility of extending up to a total of 10 days, including the first four, if Hamas releases at least 10 hostages in each round. The truce between Hamas and Israel was initiated on Friday (24) for the exchange of hostages, following the ratio of three Palestinian prisoners for each Israeli hostage released.