Middle East, Sinwar: civilian victims are “necessary”. Hamas accepts UN ceasefire resolution


By John

The Palestinian civilian victims in Gaza are “necessary sacrifices,” whose deaths have “breathed life into the veins of this nation, pushing it to achieve its glory and honor.” This was stated by the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, in messages sent to representatives and mediators of the Palestinian militant group. This was revealed by the Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, Hamas has accepted the ceasefire resolution adopted yesterday by the UN Security Council, as announced by the senior official of the Palestinian group Sami Abu Zuhri, who added that it is up to Washington to ensure that Israel respects it. This was reported by the Reuters agency.
Yesterday, Hamas was quick to welcome the resolution. In a statement after the vote, it said it was ready to work with mediators and start indirect negotiations on the implementation of the principles of the agreement.

UN shocked by impact on civilians due to hostage release

The UN said it was “deeply shocked” by the “impact on civilians” of the military operation conducted by Israel in Nuseirat last Saturday to free four hostages held by Hamas. The United Nations also said it was “deeply distressed” by the fact that Palestinian armed groups “still hold numerous hostages”. More than 270 Palestinians were killed in the operation, including women and children, as well as an Israeli soldier. 400 people were also injured in the operation.