Israel gives Hamas until Ramadan before Rafah ground assault

by ian


Israel is now giving Hamas an ultimatum, saying the ground assault on Rafah will begin at the start of Ramadan next month if all of the remaining hostages are not returned by then.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to assert that the southern city of Gaza is the last bastion of Hamas control. The IDF is giving Hamas until March 10 before the attack begins.

But international criticism continues to grow. All European Union countries, excluding Hungary, warned Israel yesterday against an offensive in Rafah, calling it “unconscionable.”

This comes as the IDF yesterday, with the consent of the family, released new footage of two children being kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on October 7th. Israel says they are the reason the military operations in Gaza continue.