Hamas accepted a truce agreement this Monday: why not Israel? Discover our expert’s analysis

Hamas accepted a truce agreement this Monday: why not Israel? Discover our expert’s analysis
Hamas accepted a truce agreement this Monday: why not Israel? Discover our expert’s analysis

This Monday evening, Hamas accepted a truce proposed by Egypt and Israel. A news “surprising” according to our journalist Chantal Monet. “Hamas surprised a lot of people, starting with the Israeli government”she indicated on the set of RTL info 1 p.m. “The Islamists, just the day before, had been very intransigent, saying that it was either a definitive end to the fighting, or nothing at all”, she recalled. “However, the initial text provided for a six-week truce.”

“Everyone was there, or almost”

A first version of these agreements has been revised in recent weeks over the course of negotiations, last weekend, again in Cairo, Egypt, and yesterday, in Doha, Qatar. “Almost everyone was there, including Americans, with the head of the CIA.”

Israel has not accepted these agreements and no representative was present on Monday. “They had not sent anyone, and today they say that the text which was approved by Hamas is far from their initial demands”continued Chantal Monet. “They criticize the Americans in particular for having given Hamas guarantees about an extension of the truce after the release of the hostages, a scenario which is not acceptable for Israel.” The Hebrew State which sent a delegation to Cairo on Tuesday, where negotiations are continuing.

The decision to continue attacks on Gaza is strongly criticized, particularly by the Israeli people. Demonstrations took place this Monday in Israel. “A part of the population does not understand this die-hard position”underlined our journalist. “The Prime Minister justifies himself by saying that this offensive on Rafah is necessary to put pressure on Hamas and obtain the release of the hostages.”

Israeli government in danger?

Jewish ultranationalists threaten to overthrow the government if Benjamin Netanyahu “don’t go all the way”. “And if the Israeli government falls, Benjamin Netanyahu knows that he risks prison, since he has a whole series of corruption cases following him”, explained Chantal Monet on the set. On the other side of the Atlantic, Joe Biden, “abandoned by his left wing, knows that his support for Israel could cost him his re-election”. Many geopolitical issues have been playing out in recent hours.

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