Netanyahu rejects Hamas's proposal to end the war despite the anger of the hostages' families

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected this Sunday Hamas's proposal to “end the war” in Gaza and in return release all hostages in three phases, which has sparked new protests from the prisoners' relatives.

“I flatly reject the Hamas monsters’ terms of surrender” Netanyahu said this in a video released by his office, apparently in response to information that emerged today about a new deal proposal brokered by Qatar and Egypt.

According to Netanyahu, in return for the release of all hostages, Hamas is demanding “the end of the war”, the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza and the release of “all murderers and rapists of Nuhkba” (Hamas' elite force). military) and leave Hamas intact.

Protests by the families of the abductees

In view of Netanyahu's resolute refusal Some of the families of the abductees marched towards the Israeli Prime Minister's residence this eveningin the Rehavia neighborhood in Jerusalem, where they decided to camp out in protest.

“Not only did my daughter die, she died under your watch,” Orrin Gantz, the mother of young Eden Zacharia, who was kidnapped at age 28 and died in captivity, told media and protesters.

For Netanyahu, a ceasefire now would mean “another October 7” in the futureas he said in his speech, referring to Hamas' brutal attack on Israeli soil in which more than 1,200 people were killed and 240 kidnapped.

An estimated 136 people remain trapped in the Gaza Strip However, since that day, at least 27 of them have already been killed, some by Israeli fire, according to the latest official information and propaganda videos distributed by Hamas on Telegram.

Already on the night of the 19th on Friday, some relatives camped in front of Netanyahu's second home, in the Israeli city of Caesarea, where the president usually spends the weekends. These protests follow massive demonstrations across the country calling on him to prioritize rescuing hostages.

The American newspaper The Wall Street Journal exclusively published today, citing security sources from multiple sources, that Qatar and Egypt have submitted to Israel and Hamas a proposal for a three-phase ceasefire that would last about 90 days to finally end the conflict Sources. Parties involved.

The 90-day plan calls for a permanent ceasefire in which Hamas would release all civilian hostages, while Israel would release hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, withdraw from Gaza towns, allow freedom of movement in the enclave, end the use of drones and the The amount of aid allowed would double.

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In a second phase, Hamas would release the female soldiers and the bodies of the prisoners – about 27 of the 136 hostages remaining in Gaza – and Israel would release more prisoners; In the third phase, Israel would withdraw its troops to the Gaza border and the Islamist group would release all soldiers and men of fighting age held hostage.

“If we accept this, our warriors will have fallen in vain and we will be unable to guarantee the safety of our citizens,” the Prime Minister said in his recorded speech today.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, in a meeting with the hostages' families, pointed to an advance “toward Hamas' most sensitive locations” in the south, a statement said. He said this brings the army closer to its two goals: ending the Islamists and bringing back the prisoners.

107 days of military offensive

Within the Gaza Strip, 107 days of the military offensive have passed and there are already more than 25,000 dead and 62,681 injured, mostly women and children, according to the latest figures from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry.

The Israeli army today reported new attacks both in the central area of ​​the enclave, in Al-Maghazi, where they claimed to have destroyed a weapons production facility and a loaded rocket launcher, as in the south around the city of Khan Younis, with heavy artillery attacks in the Al Manara district and bombings in Al Amal.

They also reported today the discovery of an approximately 800-meter-long tunnel “with a central room” in Khan Yunis, where, according to witnesses, up to “20 hostages were held at various times,” some of whom have already been released.

On the northern border, military bases belonging to Hezbollah, a group that today confirmed the death of one of its “martyrs,” were attacked, while in the Gaza Strip they seized nearly 3.7 million euros in local Israeli currency (shekels), according to the army in another statement. taken from facilities linked to Hamas Islamists.

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