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Israeli PM rejects possibility of signing peace deal with Hamas

Israeli PM rejects possibility of signing peace deal with Hamas Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo: Getty Images)

Israel rejects the possibility of a peace agreement with Hamas militants. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that this will only bring the next conflict closer.

Netanyahu recorded the address amid rumors that Israel and Hamas were about to sign a ceasefire agreement. He categorically rejected the possibility of such an agreement.

"We are not ready to accept a situation in which the Hamas battalions come out of their bunkers, take control of Gaza again, rebuild their military infrastructure, and return to threatening the citizens of Israel in the surrounding communities, in the cities of the south, in all parts of the country," he said.

The prime minister emphasized that he would not agree to the militants' terms, which would effectively mean Israel's surrender. Therefore, the country will continue fighting "until all its goals are achieved."

Netanyahu also noted that the agreement would only bring the next conflict closer and allow Hamas to commit another massacre in the future. But he added that Israel is still open to an agreement, but Hamas "remains entrenched in its positions."

Conflict in the Middle East

In October 2023, Hamas militants attacked Israel. This came as a surprise to Tel Aviv. The fighting did not last long, but the terrorists managed to take dozens of Israeli citizens and foreigners prisoner. All the prisoners have not yet been returned.

In response, Israel launched a military operation in the Gaza Strip, which is still ongoing. Western media have noted that the United States and other Israeli allies are calling on Netanyahu to end the fighting.

Also recently, the American edition of CNN reported that Israel and Hamas are allegedly going to conclude a ceasefire agreement.