“PI think we are at an opportune moment, but there is another party that has to accept it”, declared Gallant in a meeting with soldiers, in which he once again stressed that bringing back the hostages is a “maximum” duty for the Government, reported the daily The Times of Israel.

Gallant said that, given the way the war is going and based on the “achievements” of the Israeli side, they are willing to be “flexible” and act with complete freedom, although he acknowledged that “difficult decisions” have to be made. to make all these people return home.

At the same time, he warned that the end of the war does not depend on the release of the hostages, since after that, Israeli troops will continue to fight.

“We will do everything necessary”, he assured.

On October 7 last year, fighters from the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) — in power in the Gaza Strip since 2007 and classified as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and Israel — carried out an attack on Israeli territory. unprecedented proportions since the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, leaving 1,163 dead, most of them civilians, and 250 hostages, around 130 of whom remain in captivity and 34 have died, according to the most recent report by Israeli authorities.

In retaliation, Israel declared a war to “eradicate” Hamas, which began with cuts to the supply of food, water, electricity and fuel in the Gaza Strip and daily bombings, followed by a ground offensive in the north of the territory, which later extended South.

The war between Israel and Hamas, which today entered its 185th day and continues to threaten to spread throughout the Middle East region, has so far left more than 33,200 people dead in the Gaza Strip, almost 76,000 injured and around 7,000 presumably missing. buried in the rubble, most of them civilians, according to the latest report from local authorities.

The conflict has also left almost two million people displaced, plunging the overpopulated and poor Palestinian enclave into a serious humanitarian crisis, with more than 1.1 million people in a “situation of catastrophic hunger” that is already claiming victims – “the highest number ever recorded” by the UN in studies on food security in the world.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2536431/israel-num-momento-oportuno-para-obter-libertacao-de-refens

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