If the deal goes smoothly, an extreme amount of international pressure will weigh on the Israeli government to keep a permanent ceasefire. The government and IDF have promised us that they will continue and complete the job of eradicating Hamas.
We need to hold them accountable to that promise. Hamas has assured us that they will repeat attacks like on October 7th over and over again, for as long as they can. We don’t only have a right to defend ourselves from them, but a moral obligation.
At least 100 daily trucks of humanitarian aid continue to enter southern Gaza, and the IDF continues to guard humanitarian corridors for Gaza civilians who haven’t yet left northern Gaza for the humanitarian zones in the south.
Negotiations continue for the release of the hostages. Israel’s minimal conditions include the release of all woman and children. Hamas is demanding, amongst other things, a pause in fire, with no Israeli aircraft over or near Gaza, so that Israel cannot track Hamas terrorists and uncover the locations where the hostages are being kept.
Commander of the Air Force Major General Tomer Bar said “We are working with intensity, the face of Gaza will change, every bomb out of the tens of thousands of bombs we dropped is an intelligence-based target, it hits Hamas operatives, its commanders, the organization’s infrastructure, and its headquarters.”