Netanyahu Says He’s Not Going to Let Hamas Determine When It’s Convenient to Fire at Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on “Fox News Sunday” where he said that Israel will do “whatever is necessary” in its conflict with Hamas.
Hamas broke a cease-fire and fighting resumed, but the terrorist group is now calling for a cease-fire again.
Netanyahu pointed out that Hamas has broken five cease-fires implemented and accepted by Israel, including two humanitarian cease-fires in the past 24 hours. He said Hamas even violated its own cease-fire proposal.
“So Israel is not obliged, it is not going to let a terrorist organization determine when it’s convenient for them to fire at our cities, our people, when it’s not,” he said.
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Hamas announced earlier Sunday that it has agreed to a 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza, hours after Israel resumed its ground offensive and airstrikes against the militant group for firing a salvo of rockets at the southern part of the country.
After Israel announced a 24-hour truce late Saturday, Palestinian militants fired rockets deep into Israel, prompting it to resume an offensive aimed at destroying rocket launchers and cross-border attack tunnels used by Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling the coastal strip.
But hours after the renewal of hostilities, Hamas said it would be willing to abide by a new 24-hour humanitarian truce ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday is expected to begin Monday or Tuesday, depending on the sighting of the new moon.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. local time Sunday (7 a.m. ET). However, shortly after the truce was to have started, warning sirens wailed in southern Israel and the military said three rockets landed in the area, without causing casualties or damage.