The war against Hamas will continue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, stressing that any temporary release of prisoners along with a ceasefire does not mean the end of the fighting.
At the start of the cabinet meeting to approve the ceasefire agreement, Benjamin Netanyahu said “we will not stop after it”, noting that the return of the hostages would be gradual.
“Nonsense is being said that after the return of our abductees we will stop the war,” Netanyahu said ahead of an expected cabinet vote.
“So I want to make it clear: We are at war, we will continue to be at war, we will continue to be at war until we conquer all our objectives. We will destroy Hamas, return all our abductees and missing persons, and ensure that there is no place in Gaza that poses a threat to Israel,” Benjamin Netanyahu added.
What will be the outline of the agreement
He added that any pause would allow the Israeli army to “re-prepare” for fighting.
It is noted that as part of the agreement, the Red Cross will visit hostages who have not yet been released
During the cabinet meeting to approve the hostage deal, according to haaretz, Benjamin Netanyahu made it clear that the outline of the deal includes visits by the Red Cross to hostages who have not yet been released, as well as the supply of medicine.
Benny Gantz said for his part that the outline of the agreement “is difficult and painful, but it is right”.