The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahustrongly rejected a proposal for Hams which will include the release of 136 hostages still in his power. The Islamist militia proposed a 135-day ceasefire, the release of 1,500 Palestinian prisoners and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip. Gaza, something that Netanyahu described as delusional demands that would only invite a new massacre, and emphasized that he does not consider any other option than the total victory of Israel, which is within reach . Because, according to him, the day after the war is the day after Hamas, and not for a part of Hamas but for all of Hamas.
All this shows how difficult it is to navigate the situation on the path of peace and understanding. Only the United States seems to believe that there is still room for mutual understanding. Something that seems optimistic, but not realistic, because no one is trying to open a real path to peace that can stop the war. Netanyahu himself is clear about his intention to destroy Hams (which has ruled Gaza since 2007) to ensure that it is no longer a threat.
The truth is that almost everyone sees this war as a tragedy that should not have happened, but it happened, and no one has a solution to return to the situation before the attack by Hamas and the retaliation of Israel. Because today no one has the answer: not the US, not Europe, not the countries close to the conflict zone. Because talking about Iran, Lebanon or Egypt does not talk about the solution.
The real tragedy is that the ongoing tragedy has no easy way out. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Trk, stated that the level of destruction, with the supposed purpose of creating a security zone for Israel, cannot be justified under any military imperative and will be a war crime. But the truth is that Hamas attacked Israel and that Israel has already caused more than 25,000 deaths in the Gaza Strip. And peace will not come.
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