Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will keep fighting in Gaza until they win, without stopping the military actions. This comes after Hamas released two American hostages. These hostages, a mother and daughter named Judith and Natalie Raanan, were kidnapped in an attack by Hamas in southern Israel on October 7. They were the first hostages to be freed by both sides since the conflict began.
Israel is preparing for a ground invasion of Gaza, and their bombings have caused many casualties among Palestinians, including children, and many people have been forced to leave their homes.
The U.S. President, Joe Biden, was asked whether Israel should delay its invasion until more hostages are released, and he answered “Yes,” though the White House later clarified that he didn’t fully hear the question.
Israel’s Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, mentioned that achieving their goals would take time and come at a cost. He explained that their aim is to create a safer situation for Israel in the long term.
The text also mentions that some civilians have been affected by the violence, and many houses in Gaza have been damaged or destroyed. International efforts are being made to provide aid to Gaza, and there are calls for a ceasefire, especially from Muslim countries.