NewsThe U.S. warns of expectations for a resolution in the Gaza Strip

The U.S. warns of expectations for a resolution in the Gaza Strip

A warning has been issued. The USA expects a "resolution of the situation" in the Gaza Strip.
A warning has been issued. The USA expects a "resolution of the situation" in the Gaza Strip.
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12:27 PM EST, December 11, 2023

In his most recent visit to Israel, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a stern warning to Israeli officials, informing them that military operations in the Gaza Strip must cease by December. The feasibility of this goal appears challenging at the moment, as reported by the British weekly "Economist".

Despite the Israeli government's efforts to depict Hamas forces as greatly weakened, it's unable to conceal the reality of the situation.

It's possible that up to half of the estimated 30 thousand Hamas fighters have been neutralized, yet conflicts in the Gaza Strip persist. Thousands continue to emerge from expansive underground tunnels aiming to attack Israeli soldiers.

The destruction of the terrorist leadership has also proven impossible. Key figures such as Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif, and Marwan Issa remain alive and continue to orchestrate Hamas operations, as noted by the website.

U.S. Awaits Resolution of the Situation

The article highlights that Western allies of Israel, primarily the United States, are watching the evolving circumstance with intensifying apprehension. The substantial number of civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip has considerably eroded international backing for Israel. However, Israeli military leaders maintain that the operation against Hamas could extend for months.

Despite their wishes, Israel may not have as much time as they would want. The U.S., as Israel's main ally, is demanding a solution to the situation, accentuates the British weekly.

Approximately 18,000 Casualties in the Gaza Strip

On October 7, during the morning hours, Israel was suddenly attacked by Hamas fighters from the Gaza Strip. This led to the highest number of Israeli fatalities since 1973 when the Jewish state was battling the Syrian-Egyptian coalition.

The conflict, which has been ongoing for over two months, has resulted in roughly 1,300 Israeli and an estimated 18,000 Palestinian deaths.

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