“Prior to now, Israeli authorities have claimed that on the seventh of October, Hamas fighters killed and slaughtered a variety of infants, beheaded a variety of infants and raped a variety of girls,” mentioned Prof Saikal, who can be a distinguished visiting fellow on the S. Rajaratnam College of Worldwide Research.
“Afterward it turned very clear that they have been just lies (and) they were just part of a propaganda war happening between the 2 sides.”
HOSTAGE RELEASE AND CEASEFIRE
Mr Behm famous that securing the discharge of hostages and eradicating Hamas shouldn’t be seen as competing goals.
“Israel has to have the ability to scale back the risk from terrorism and on the similar time, be capable to rescue the hostages and return them to their households. It is a tough set of goals to attain both manner,” he mentioned.
“Till now we have some sort of cessation of hostilities, till now we have a capability for the worldwide neighborhood to supply humanitarian assist for the folks of Gaza … and till now we have a chance to see the proof that Israel is ready to mount for the continuation of its operations in northern Gaza, we’re left questioning precisely what’s the subsequent part.”
Whereas there seems to be some optimism towards the negotiations for a cessation of hostilities, Mr Behm mentioned these are tough points and each side will want extra time to come back to some sort of settlement.