You have until Ramadan and then the attack begins

Israel warns of ground attack on Rafah if Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza are not released by Ramadan

Benny Gantz, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wartime government, issued a stark warning about Israel's attack on Rafah.

“The world needs to know this, the leaders of Hamas need to know this: If the hostages are not home by Ramadan, fighting will continue everywhere, including in the Rafah area,” said the former head of the National Security General Staff. Israel.

“To those who say the price is too high, let me be clear: Hamas has a choice. (Its members) can surrender, the hostages can be released, and the public in Gaza can celebrate Ramadan,” he told a conference of leaders of major American Jewish organizations in Jerusalem.

March 10, Ramadan

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Sunday, March 10.

Despite calls from a section of the international community not to proceed, Benjamin Netanyahu's government appears determined to press ahead with the offensive on Rafah, the closed border with Egypt that is home to 1.4 million Palestinians. Most of the people displaced by the war there live in very harsh conditions.

Mr. Gantz promised as well that emergency evacuations of civilians would be “facilitated” to reduce “as much as possible”. Number of victims in their classes.

At least 127 people were killed in a 24-hour period in heavy shelling by the Israeli military on Rafah and Khan Younis, a few kilometers south of the Gaza Strip, and other parts of the small Palestinian enclave, it said yesterday. Sunday. Hamas's Ministry of Health, the movement in power in the Palestinian Territory since 2007.

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Following an unprecedented attack by Hamas' military wing in southern Israel on October 7, Israel's civil-military leadership vowed to “destroy” it.

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