Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the war in Gaza is not completely over, it will continue after the pause. Netanyahu’s statement came before the end of the ceasefire in Gaza on Thursday morning. Netanyahu said that in recent days the question is often asked if Israel will return to the fight after completing the hostage withdrawal phase. My answer to this is an unequivocal yes. We will definitely return to the fight. After the release of our hostages we will launch a military operation.
Netanyahu said there is no situation where we will withdraw from the fight to the end. This is my policy and it is also accepted by the entire security cabinet. The entire government supports this policy. Soldiers and people also support it. That’s exactly what we’re going to do. On the other hand, Hamas commander Osama Hamdan told the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV that he prepared himself for all possibilities after the end of the ceasefire. If there is an attack from Israel, he will respond to it and if peace continues, peace will also continue.
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Hamas still has 159 hostages
On Wednesday night, Hamas in Gaza released 16 more people, including 12 Israelis and four Thai citizens. All were handed over to the Red Cross at 11 p.m. After this the captives reached Egypt and then Israel. A total of 97 hostages were released by Hamas after the ceasefire. Of these, 73 are Israelis and 24 are citizens of other countries. The IDF said on Wednesday evening that there are currently an estimated 159 hostages in Gaza.
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Let us tell you that on October 7, Hamas attacked southern Israel, killing about 1,400 people and taking 240 hostages, including about 40 children. After this Israel continued to launch attacks in the Gaza Strip targeting Hamas positions. About 15 thousand people died in Gaza due to Israeli attacks. In which many children are also involved. Millions of people in northern Gaza had to leave their homes and take refuge in shelter camps. There has been a ceasefire in Gaza since November 24 after continuous fighting. The hostages were later released.