Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallantannounced on Monday The end of the “intensive phase”. It was about the war in the north of the Gaza Strip and announced that it would soon end in that area John EuniceThe fighting is now concentrated in the south of the enclave.
Gallant explained that troops are conducting low-intensity operations north of the Strip. Defeat all Hamas battalions in the area”, the same day the Israeli army announced the withdrawal of one division operating in the enclave, where there are still three.
“In the south of the Gaza Strip, the intensive phase will end soon,” Galant said, without giving an exact timetable for the battle for the southern Hamas stronghold of Khan Yunis.
Israel's defense minister says Palestinians will rule Gaza after the war with Israel ends.
“Palestinians live in Gaza The Palestinians will rule it in the future. “The future government of Gaza must come out of the Gaza Strip,” Gallant told a press conference.
“At the end of the war there would be no military threat from Gaza. Hamas cannot rule or operate as a military force in the Gaza Strip.
He said the future government would be a “civilian alternative” but insisted Israeli forces would have “freedom of operation” to protect Israeli civilians.
Militants from the Islamist movement Hama, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007, went to war with Israel when they crossed the Palestinian territory's militarized border with Israel and attacked communities in southern Israel. October 7.
The attack resulted in the death of some 1,140 in Israel By one count, mostly civilians AFP Based on the latest Israeli statistics.
More people were killed after the Israeli retaliatory attack 24,000 in GazaMostly women and children, according to the region's health ministry.
On the other hand, the UN Antonio GutierrezOn Monday he called for an “immediate” humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, including the release of Israeli hostages held by Hamas and “adequate” aid to Gazans. 100 days of conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
The need for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza, “adequate aid reaching where it is needed” and “dousing the flames of a wider war, because the longer the conflict in Gaza continues, the greater the risk of escalation,” Guterres told reporters in New York in a statement.
“It is my duty to convey this simple and direct message to all parties: stop playing with fire on the other side of the Blue Line, end the escalation and hostilities,” he said before reminding, “What we don't see in Lebanon. We see in Gaza.
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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