The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahureiterated this Wednesday (8) its refusal to a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip without the release of hostages kidnapped by Hamas, denying rumors about a humanitarian truce mediated by Qatar.
“I would like to put an end to all kinds of false rumors coming from all sides and reiterate something clearly: there will be no ceasefire without the release of our hostages,” Netanyahu said.
The war between Israel and Hamas has been going on for about a month. On October 7, the Palestinian terrorist group launched a surprise attack in southern Israel, where it carried out massacres and kidnapped at least 242 hostages, according to the latest report.
In response, Israel began a counteroffensive with incessant bombings of the Gaza Strip and a total siege of Palestinian territory. The region’s population is lacking basic products, such as water, food, medicine, electricity and fuel.
Hundreds of trucks carrying humanitarian aid have entered Gaza through the Rafah border crossing in recent weeks, but Israel has prevented the delivery of fuel into the Palestinian territory, saying it could benefit Hamas.
The fuel shortage has already led to the closure of several hospitals, including the only oncology unit in the Palestinian territory. The lack of fuel also puts the lives of at least 120 premature babies in incubators at risk.