7 Feb 2024

Israel-Gaza: Netanyahu says no ceasefire, pledging ‘total victory’ over Hamas

International Editor

Israel’s Prime Minister has declared that there is no other solution but total victory over Hamas, which he believes is a matter of months away. It deals a blow to hopes of a ceasefire deal between the two sides.

Hamas had proposed a four and a half month ceasefire, during which all hostages would be released in exchange for hundreds of Palestinians jailed by Israel.

The group also wants a full withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza and a timetable for an end to the war.