“Gaza Crisis: Unraveling the Recent Developments and Ceasefire Denial”
Israel has refuted claims of an imminent ceasefire agreement with the Palestinian extremist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
On Monday morning, the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement declaring, “There is no ceasefire.”
Previously, there were reports suggesting that a temporary ceasefire with Hamas might be established, allowing foreign nationals to depart the Gaza Strip for Egypt and permitting aid to enter through the Rafah border crossing.
Since the unprecedented attacks on Israeli civilians conducted by Hamas fighters on October 7, the Israeli military has been conducting airstrikes on targets in Gaza.
As a result of these attacks that occurred over a week ago, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the densely populated coastal enclave, under Hamas rule and subjected to a complete blockade, are seeking refuge in the southern regions of Gaza in anticipation of a potential Israeli ground invasion.