Neither Israel nor Hamas Looking for Ceasefire

Fighting is expected to continue.

The long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict has reached a new phase. A Hamas spokesman, Khaled al-Qaddumi, claimed the Iran-backed group has a newer rocket arsenal that can deliver 551-pound explosives deep into Israel. “Sooner or later, the Zionist regime will have to submit to the conditions set by [the Palestinian] resistance groups. The fact that the Zionist regime’s armed forces target Palestinian infrastructure, roads, and houses shows its real inability to confront the resistance’s attacks,” he said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintains that Israeli forces attack only legitimate military targets, while faulting Hamas for placing rocket batteries near schools and other civilian centers. “The directive is to continue to strike at terrorist targets,” he said. “We will continue to act as necessary to restore peace and security to all residents of Israel.”

President Biden’s administration has consistently maintained that Israel has a right to defend itself, although U.S. officials and many of the president’s party have expressed concern over the extent of the clashes.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president and his administration as the conflict between Hamas and Israel proceeds.
  • For God’s purpose to be accomplished in the Middle East.
  • For peace for Israel and the Arab nations.

Sources: Washington Times, Jerusalem Post


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