Sources familiar with the matter said on 17 November that US and European officials acknowledged there were still doubts about whether such an operation was possible in Gaza and that Israel had also expressed skepticism about such a plan.
according to the sheet South China Morning PostDiscussion on the issue in the UN Security Council is still preliminary and is partly a response to the international community’s growing calls for a ceasefire in Gaza.
On 15 November, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution calling for a temporary halt to the conflict for humanitarian purposes.
Israeli soldiers patrol a hill near Gaza on November 17. Photo: Reuters
Israeli officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Israeli forces should be able to freely enter and exit the Gaza Strip to ensure that Hamas, or any other anti-Israel force, would again Not established from.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies have previously insisted that any plan for Gaza’s future would include destroying Hamas, demilitarizing the territory, as well as radicalizing its schools, education and social system. must contain.
In addition to the force deployment plan mentioned above, the United States and its European allies together pressured Israel to end military operations as casualties increased in the Gaza Strip.
A boy sitting in an evacuation vehicle in southern Gaza on 16 November. Photo: Reuters
by channel al JazeeraThe Israeli Prime Minister said on 16 November that Israeli forces were making every possible effort to evacuate Gaza civilians from danger but that efforts to minimize casualties were unsuccessful.
The same day, the Israeli Air Force dropped leaflets in southern areas of Gaza urging people to evacuate for their own safety. The move signals the possibility of an expansion of the Israeli military campaign in southern Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of people are taking shelter and risk exacerbating the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Defense Minister Yoav Galant said on 15 November that the ground operation would eventually include northern and southern Gaza, as well as attacking all sites where Hamas forces are deployed.
Most of Gaza’s 2.3 million people have fled south, where fuel shortages are deepening, threatening to disrupt humanitarian supplies and disrupt telecommunications services. On 17 November the Israeli military also announced that it had discovered a tunnel used by Hamas in Al-Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip.