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Macron on Israel's goal: Destroying Hamas means decades of war

Macron on Israel's goal: Destroying Hamas means decades of war French President Emmanuel Macron (photo: Getty Images)

Israel's goal of destroying the Palestinian terrorist movement HAMAS risks unleashing a decade-long war, states Emmanuel Macron according to 24 News.

He said that achieving the goal of "destroying HAMAS" would mean that "the war will last 10 years."

"So this objective must be clarified," the president added.

Macron also called for intensified efforts to achieve a lasting ceasefire in the Gaza Strip the day after fighting resumed between Israel and HAMAS militants after the truce expired.

"This situation requires stepped-up efforts to reach a lasting ceasefire, to free all hostages held by HAMAS, allow more urgently needed aid into Gaza, and to assure Israel of its security," he said.

War in Israel

On October 7, HAMAS militants attacked Israel. During the attack, terrorists killed and kidnapped not only soldiers but also civilians. In particular, Israel was regularly shelled from the Gaza Strip. Tel Aviv, for its part, launched an operation against terrorists and offensive activity in the Gaza Strip.

On November 24, a temporary truce began between Israel and HAMAS. At the same time, the parties agreed to a ceasefire for four days, but decided to extend it for another two days, provided that the militants release more hostages.

On December 1, Israel resumed hostilities in the Gaza Strip and claimed that HAMAS had violated the ceasefire.

According to The Times of Israel, Jerusalem plans to start hunting HAMAS leaders around the world in the future.