EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell draws parallels between Israel and Hamas, condemning both for "massacres" and emphasizing the need for criticism of Israeli actions without being accused of antisemitism.
The Israeli National Security Council chief has stated that the agreement is not expected to be put into action before Friday, as there are reports suggesting that Hamas has not yet agreed to the terms of the deal.
"Negotiating with terrorists never works. Biden's insistence that Israel bargain with Hamas is as tragically wrong as his swapping $6 billion with Iran for five U.S. hostages," wrote the former U.S. official John Bolton.
“We have information that confirms that Hamas is using that particular hospital for a command and control mode” and probably to store weapons, national security spokesperson John Kirby told reporters aboard Air Force One.
The chief of Israel’s Defense Forces told southern community leaders, “We are aware that we failed to defend your communities. We weren’t prepared for this kind of scenario. We will learn lessons from this mistake.”