3 Nov 2023

No ceasefire until all hostages are released, says Israeli PM

International Editor

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said there will be no temporary ceasefire with Hamas, proscribed as a terrorist group by the UK, until all Israeli hostages are released.

This was after a third visit from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who called for humanitarian pauses in the conflict.

Meanwhile the leader of Islamist group Hezbollah spoke in praise of Hamas’ attacks on Israel on October 7th.