PM says Israel cannot commit to ending war if it plans to resume fighting after hostages released – report

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting with relatives of hostages held in Gaza, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on January 22, 2024. (Prime Minister's Office)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting with relatives of hostages held in Gaza, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on January 22, 2024. (Prime Minister's Office)

During his meeting with the hostages’ families earlier today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked why Israel couldn’t simply agree to end the war in order to secure the release of the remaining hostages and then restart the fighting once the abductees have been returned.

The premier responded by explaining that such a deal would require Israel to provide assurances to the American, Egyptian, and Qatari mediators that it would not be able to turn around and violate right after the hostages have been released, Channel 12 reports.

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