Netanyahu says bringing an end to Gaza war now would keep Hamas in power

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became more stubborn and denied Hamas requirements for an end to the Gaza war in exchange for the liberation of hostages, saying on Sunday that would keep the Palestinian Islamist group in power and is seen as a threat to Israel.

Netanyahu said Israel was willing to put a halt on fighting in Gaza for the sake of saving the release of hostages still being held by Hamas, believed to number more than 130.

“But whilst Israel has displayed, willingness, Hamas remains entrenched in its extreme positions, first among them the demand to eradicate all our forces from the Gaza Strip, end the war, and leave Hamas in power,” Netanyahu said.

Israel cannot accept that.””Hamas would be able to Keep up with its pledge of carrying out again and again and again its massacres, rapes and abductions .”In Cairo, Hamas governors held a second day of truce talks with Egyptian and Qatari mediators, with no apparent growth, reported as the group maintained its requirement, that any agreement must end the war in Gaza, Palestinian officials revealed.

The war started after an assault by Hamas on southern Israel on Oct. 7 in which 1,200 people were murdered and 252 hostages taken, according to Israeli tallies. Israel’s making sure that military offensive has murdered more than 34,600 Palestinians, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled Gaza. The bombardment has devastated much of the coastal enclave and caused a humanitarian crisis.