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Iranian proxies may not cease attacks on Israel during the ceasefire

Iranian proxies may not cease attacks on Israel during the ceasefire Iranian proxies may not cease fire on Israel (photo: GettyImages)

The entire Axis of Resistance (Iranian proxy groups) was involved in the shelling of Israel. However, it is unknown whether they will cease their attacks during the temporary ceasefire between the IDF and Hamas, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

Groups from the Axis of Resistance, including Yemeni Houthis and Islamic Resistance in Iraq, continue to attack Israel while discussions on the terms of a military pause with Hamas are ongoing.

On November 19, Houthi militants seized an Israeli and Japanese cargo ship passing through the Red Sea and launched a cruise missile at Eilat on November 22. The Islamic Resistance movement in Iraq has also begun using short-range ballistic missiles against US forces in November, including in recent days.

"It is unclear how this pattern will develop during the pause, as Hamas and Israel are the only warring parties explicitly linked by the ceasefire agreement," ISW states.

War in Israel

At the beginning of October, Hamas militants launched a large-scale invasion into Israel. During the attack, they killed and abducted both military and civilian residents. Following this, Israel announced the start of an operation against the terrorists.

IDF fighters reached the Hamas command post in Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip and destroyed hundreds of underground tunnels in Gaza. Israeli forces also detonated the building of the Gaza parliament, which was used by Hamas militants.

On the night of November 23, Israel approved an agreement with Hamas to release hostages kidnapped in the Gaza Strip. The deal involves a temporary ceasefire, but Israel has stated that it will return to military operations afterward.