He government of israel announced this Friday that it is “committed to achieving war objectives“, among them the total elimination of Hamasafter the terrorist group broke the truce that had allowed the release of 105 hostages and resume launching rockets against Israeli territory.
“The Hamas-Islamic State terrorist organization violated the plan, did not fulfill its duty to release all the kidnapped women today and launched rockets against the citizens of Israel“, denounced the prime minister’s office, Benjamin Netanyahuthrough a statement.
“With the return to the fighting We will emphasize that the israeli government “is committed to achieving the goals of the war: freeing our hostages, eliminating Hamas and ensuring that Gaza never again poses a threat to the residents of Israel,” he added.
The truce, which had begun on November 24assumed a pause to war that exploded October 7 after the bloody attack by Hamas that included the launching of thousands of rockets towards Israel and the infiltration of some 3,000 militiamen who massacred some 1,200 people and kidnapped others 240 in Israeli villages near the Gaza Strip.
During the seven days of ceasefireIsrael freed 240 Palestinian prisonersall of them women and minors, in exchange for the release of 105 hostages captured by the Islamist group.
However, shortly before 6:00 local time this Friday, Hamas resumed the rocket launch against Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip, such as Sderot, Holit, Nir Itzhak and Nahal Ozaccording to the Israeli Army.
In response, Israel resumed bombing throughout the Strip, from the city of Loop and Jabaliain the north of the Palestinian enclave, until Jan Yunis and Rafahin the extreme south.
Hamas militants also confronted the israeli forces land on the road Salah Al Dinwhich served to evacuate displaced people from the north to the south of the Strip.
“The Israel Defense Forces are prepared to continue the war. We are prepared for our offense at all times. We are ready to attack at any time. “We maintain a high level of preparation, on all borders and in all areas,” said the Army spokesperson, Daniel Hagariin a video message.
Since the beginning of the war, the October 7until the day the truce began, Israeli forces maintained an offensive by air, land and sea over the Palestinian enclave against Hamas terrorist targets and which according to the armed group has left more than 15,000 deadthousands of other people buried under the rubble, and almost two million displaced people who are experiencing a serious humanitarian crisis due to the collapse of hospitals and the shortage of housing, drinking water, food, medicine and electricity.
Protection of civilians
The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinkenasked Israel this Thursday refrain from resuming the military offensive in the Gaza Strip unless you establish a concrete plan to protect the Palestinian civiliansduring a press conference in Tel Aviv.
“Before Israel resumes its military operations, it must implement a humanitarian protection plan for civilians“Blinken said, emphasizing that the United States does not want a repetition in the south of the Palestinian enclave of “the massive loss of civilian life and displacement (of people), on the scale that occurred in the north.”
The US official explained that Israel must implement a plan that includes “the precise designation of areas in central and southern Gaza where civilians can be safe and out of the line of fire,” which prevents massive internal displacement and damage. to essential infrastructures such as hospitals, energy generators, water suppliers.
(With information from EFE)