The White House has announced that Israel has agreed to suspend fighting for four hours on a daily basis to allow for Palestinian civilians to flee from northern Gaza.
The pauses will start from today, in what the White House said is a step in the right direction.
The White House said on Thursday that the announcement emerged after discussions between US and Israeli officials, including talks between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The White House said on Thursday that an announcement of four-hour pauses in hostilities in northern Gaza emerged after discussions between US and Israeli officials, including talks between US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Meanwhile, a statement from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office carried by The Times of Israel has no mention of the four-hour humanitarian pauses the White House announced, and instead pushes the narrative that Israeli forces are already pausing fighting for several hours a day to allow civilians to travel south.
“The fighting is continuing and there will be no ceasefire without the release of our captives,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in the statement. “Israel is enabling safe corridors from the Strip’s north to its south, as 50,000 [Palestinians in Gaza] did only yesterday.”
Meanwhile, at least 11 Palestinians killed, 16 wounded in multiple Israeli raids on Jenin refugee camp in occupied West Bank.
At least 10,812 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.