However, the majority of Hamas’s demands pertaining to a new hostage deal have been rejected by Israel.
Reports from the Lebanese “Al-Mayadeen” indicate that the Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad stated that “time is on the side of the resistance, while the Israeli enemy, who has failed to achieve any of his objectives, finds himself under increasing pressure.”
At the same time, a spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad communicated through the Al Jazeera network, stating: “We are in the process of preparing for an extended battle. We remain committed to resisting aggression, and we believe that Netanyahu will eventually concede to the conditions set by the resistance. The occupation has failed to achieve any of its goals, nor has it been successful in freeing any prisoners via combat. It will be a formidable challenge to conquer Rafih, and our primary condition for proceeding with any deal is the cessation of aggression.”