He said he ordered the fire to resume on Friday morning after Hamas refused to release 15 women and two children as part of a truce agreement.
“We are continuing exactly where we left off,” the minister said.
He added that over the past two days he had inspected Gaza from the air and the border area from the ground, calling the results of the renewed IDF offensive “very impressive.”
“Thousands of terrorists were destroyed, dozens of headquarters [были поражены]hundreds of terabytes of information are in our hands, hundreds of terrorists have been captured and are being interrogated in Israel.” The achievement – 110 hostages returned alive – has not been achieved by any army in the world in the fight against a terrorist organization. We achieved this thanks to the strength of the IDF,” he said minister
Release of Hamas hostages
Last week, Israel signed an agreement with Hamas on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the release of hostages. So the militants released the first group on November 24th. They were taken to Israeli hospitals.
The next day, Hamas released a group of 17 people and handed them over to the Red Cross. The Red Cross received the third group of 17 released from Hamas captivity on November 26.
In addition, Hamas released three minor French hostages.
More details about Israel’s agreements with Hamas and how long the war will continue can be found in the RBC-Ukraine article.
On December 1, Israel resumed hostilities in the Gaza Strip and said that Hamas had violated the terms of the truce.
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