By: Jenna Zuraiki, Features editor, The Pawprint
It has been announced by a senior Hamas member that he predicts that the Gaza and Israel conflict will soon reach a ceasefire, “within a day or two”.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel says that he was motivated to carry on until “calm and security are restored to Israeli citizens”.
On Thursday, in the north of Gaza, there were over 100 airstrikes from the IDF on Hamas territory.
After weeks of rising Israeli-Palestinian conflict in occupied East Jerusalem, clashes arose at a religious site revered by both Muslims and Jews, causing the Gaza conflict to start. After ordering Israel to withdraw from the site, Hamas started firing missiles and airstrikes.
According to Gaza’s health ministry, at least 227 people have been killed so far, including more than 100 women and children. At least 150 militants have been killed in Gaza, according to Israel. Hamas does not have estimates for fighter deaths.
According to Israel’s medical service, 12 people, including two teenagers, were killed by Moussa Abu Marzouk, a Hamas member. Israel claims that rebels in Gaza have launched 4,000 rockets at its territory.
Marzouk told Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV, “I think that the ongoing efforts regarding the ceasefire will succeed”. He continues to say that “I expect a ceasefire to be reached within a day or two, and the ceasefire will be on the basis of mutual agreement.