Israel agrees to a ceasefire
Israel is going to a ceasefire after almost a month and a half of the Hamas- Israel war. According to the New York Times, after the start of the war, Israel has killed 12,000 innocent people and turned the entire Gaza into ruins by carrying out barbaric attacks on Palestinian Gaza. But whether Israel's military strategy is actually working to eliminate Hamas, the question is now coming to the fore.
Analysts said that despite progress in controlling Gaza, Israeli forces have not been able to defeat Hamas. Besides, they could not free the hostages. On the contrary, Israel has come under unprecedented international condemnation and pressure due to the large number of civilian Palestinian casualties. In such a reality, the United States and Qatar said that the Zionist country may agree to a five-day ceasefire soon.
On Sunday (Nov. 19), White House Deputy National Security Adviser John Finner said the agreement to release more than 12 hostages is conditional on a cease-fire and allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Israeli forces have made Al Shifa Hospital, Gaza's largest hospital, the center of the latest operation. Despite encircling Al Shifa, Israeli forces have yet to provide evidence of a large tunnel network and command center under the hospital. But the latest country claims that a 55-meter tunnel has been found under the hospital.
Israeli military chief spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said last Friday that Hamas is now in the south. The country's Defense Minister Yoav Galant said last Monday that Israel has accelerated operations against the tunnels. Hamas has lost control in the north and is fleeing to the south of Gaza.
In this situation, many military analysts are raising the question, if Hamas fighters go to the south and mix with the common people, is it possible to eliminate them at all? At the same time, they also questioned how long Israel will be able to carry out this operation in Gaza amid increasing international pressure for a ceasefire.
Meanwhile, according to a report in the Washington Post, an agreement between Israel and Hamas is in the final stages. The agreement could lead to a five-day ceasefire. The United States is mediating its implementation. Hamas will release some hostages in exchange for a cease-fire.
On the other hand, Qatar's Prime Minister Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani said on Sunday, "I believe we are very close to reaching an agreement." Qatar is mediating to free 240 hostages in exchange for a temporary ceasefire. Hamas has so far released four hostages through the country's efforts.