The clamored ceasefire ended in the wake of more brutal strikes being launched by the Israeli Defense Force against Hamas targets in Gaza. The intermittent truce is yet to yield the total desired outcome as Hamas remains resistant while Israel employs full retributive force.
Photos of the ongoing strikes on target Hamas indicate the actions of an infuriated nation fighting for retribution against its enemies.
It’s, however unfortunate that after the meeting between the President of Israel Herzog and Palestine President, Abbas and the U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin on Thursday.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday after meeting earlier with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nenyatanhu in Jerusalem. VOA reports
His visit comes as Israel and the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, agreed at the last minute on Thursday to a third extension of their cease-fire agreement.
In Jerusalem, Blinken said Israel needed to take great care to avoid civilian casualties if it starts major military operations in southern Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have sought shelter after fleeing their homes in the northern part of the territory.
Blinken told Netanyahu that the U.S. will continue “support for Israel’s right to protect itself from terrorist violence in compliance with international humanitarian law and urged Israel to take every possible measure to avoid civilian harm,” the State Department said.
The U.S. is hoping to find a way to extend a cease-fire in Gaza and get more hostages released, the State Department said Monday.