Armed conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip
The war between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement could end if the latter surrender and return the hostages. This was stated by Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in reserve.
“If Hamas had come out of its hiding places <...> returned our hostages and surrendered unconditionally, then the war would have ended,”
The war between Israel and Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip began on October 7. On that day, Hamas first fired rockets at the Jewish state and then entered its territory. In response, the IDF announced the start of Operation Iron Swords, which escalated into a full-scale war. Israel, among other things, attacked a mosque and residential buildings in the Gaza Strip, reports
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant predicted that the military operation could last up to three months. He also promised that Hamas militants would be destroyed. However, there is an opinion that Israel will not end the war, even if it begins negotiations with Palestine for the release of the hostages, reports