Pentagon: We do not support a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Pentagon: We do not support a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Pentagon: We do not support a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The spokesman for the United States Department of Defense (Pentagon), General Pat Ryder, responded to journalists’ questions at a press conference.

Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ryder said: “We do not support a ceasefire that would give Hamas time to regroup and endanger Israeli citizens and others.” he said.

“I hear that US President Joe Biden supports a humanitarian pause to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza and captives and other citizens to leave.” Ryder stated that Defense Minister Lloyd Austin also discussed the delivery of humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians in Gaza in his meetings with his counterparts.

Ryder said this is an issue they continue to highlight regularly.

White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan also commented on a humanitarian pause in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: “Any pause in the conflict would be in the interests of Hamas. This is real. There are many facts here that are complicated. A humanitarian pause would be good for the release of those captured. But you can be sure that Hamas will use this to its advantage.” he made the assessment of it.

LATEST SITUATION IN GAZA

While Hamas’s armed wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, launched a comprehensive attack on the morning of October 7, claiming to “respond to Israel’s continued violations against the Palestinians and their sacred values, especially the Masjid al-Aqsa”, the Israeli army also launched intense airstrikes against the Gaza Strip. The bombing began.

Israel announced that more than 1,400 Israelis, including 315 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 people were wounded in attacks carried out from Gaza.

According to Israel, the number of soldiers killed in clashes in the Gaza Strip since October 31 has risen to 18, while the Qassam Brigades are holding 242 Israeli prisoners.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, Israel killed 9,061 Palestinians, including 3,760 children and 2,326 women, and injured at least 32,000 people in the attacks.

In the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces and Jewish settlers killed 134 Palestinians.

While the Shifa hospital, the largest medical facility in Gaza with thousands of wounded and civilians, was also attacked by the Israeli army, the Israeli army attacked the Al-Ahli Baptist hospitals and the Turkish-Palestinian Friendship hospital, and bombed the surroundings of Jerusalem and the hospitals of Indonesia. affiliated with the Palestinian Red Crescent, forcing the evacuation.

In clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah since October 8, 49 Hezbollah members and 4 Israeli soldiers were killed. (AA)

Source: Sozcu

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