Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, has expressed his intentions of “tactical little pauses”. He will apparently consider these “pauses” in the fight strategies in the much-disputed Gaza region.
This pause in fighting will be of much help to the aid supply to the region. It will also help in the exit of hostages from the troubled region.
Despite these seemingly apparent calls for pauses. The PM has rejected an overall ceasefire, thereby not paying heed to a continuously growing international pressure.
On this matter, Mr. Netanyahu has spoken in an interview that aired on the U.S. television. Israel had taken a vow to destroy the dispute-ridden territories of Gaza which is home to Hamas militants.
The Prime Minister of Israel believed that the nation would have to maintain security control over the Palestinian area for a long period, even after the conflict. When the PM faced questions about the possibility of temporary halts, Netanyahu showed reasons against it. He stated that a complete ceasefire in the fighting would hinder his country’s war strategy. However, the ceasefire is an idea backed by Israel’s closest ally, the United States.
“As far as tactical little pauses – an hour here, an hour there – we’ve had them before. I suppose we’ll check the circumstances in order to enable goods, humanitarian goods to come in, or our hostages, individual hostages, to leave,” Netanyahu told in his interview with the ABC News media house on Monday. “But I don’t think there’s going to be a general ceasefire.” He added.