The 72-hour Egypt brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that went into effect during the early hours on Tuesday has thus far held without incident. Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) ground troops pulled out of Gaza Strip territory. However, there is reason to believe that the ceasefire will be extended – chief among them is that the number one military goal of the IDF has apparently been fulfilled. Also, Hamas remains seriously weakened and once again seems to be deterred. The latter point was most clearly demonstrated when Hamas agreed to this latest ceasefire while withholding all of its previous demands for a cessation of hostilities.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر