Monday 15th of April 2024

A month after the start of the war, Netanyahu announced that Israel would assume a "shared security responsibility" in Gaza indefinitely.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel will take on a "shared responsibility for security" in Gaza indefinitely after the war with Hamas, marking a significant indication that Israel intends to maintain control over the coastal enclave a month after the conflict began, which claimed thousands of lives and leveled entire areas of territory.

In an interview with ABC News that aired late Monday evening, Netanyahu expressed readiness for "small pauses" in military actions to facilitate aid delivery to Gaza or the release of some of the more than 240 hostages seized by Hamas during the October 7 incursion into Israel, which triggered the war.

Full coverage of the war between Israel and Hamas (opens in a new tab) However, he ruled out any comprehensive ceasefire without the release of all hostages, and the White House stated that there was no agreement on President Joe Biden's call for a broader humanitarian pause following a phone call between the leaders.