January 17, 2022

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Israel must have ratified ceasefire agreement with Hamas – NRK Norway – Overview of news from various parts of the country

The Israeli government has now confirmed its support for the ceasefire, according to Twitter messages from the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot and Al Jazeera. Egypt proposes ceasefire

Ambassadors say Egypt will now send two representatives to oversee the deal.

Delegates will be sent to Tel Aviv and the Palestinian Territories. The goal is also to implement procedures that contribute to long-term sustainable conditions, it said in a statement.

A Hamas official says the Israeli ceasefire was a defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a victory for the Palestinian people.

Ali Barake, Hamas’ office for Arab and Islamic relations, said the group would be safe until they heard from the ceasefire brokers.

Sarat: – Very welcome

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen has reportedly invited Israeli Foreign Minister Kofi Ashkenazi to visit Greenland. Reuters quoted Blinken as reiterating the news that the United States expects Israel to “reduce the conflict as part of the road to a ceasefire.”

The ceasefire comes after 11 days of bloody clashes between Israeli security forces and Hamas.

Reports suggest that both parties want a ceasefire and that a ceasefire could take effect tonight. If it really turns out to be a ceasefire, it is very welcome and absolutely necessary.

Norway has been working with the Security Council to call for an immediate ceasefire, said Foreign Minister Eene Eriksen Serid.

1 comes into force in Norway

The Times of Israel and several Israeli media outlets wrote Thursday night that it was not yet known when this would take effect. But according to Canal 12, it starts at 2pm or 1pm Norwegian time on Friday local time.

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The news came after the Israeli Security Council met at 16.00 Norwegian time to discuss the deal.

Hamas has said several times a week that it is ready to enter into a ceasefire, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated it yesterday. Attacks on the Gaza Strip will continue “Until Israel achieves its goal and ensures peace and security for the people of Israel.”

– About time

Gabriel Nahmias is an Israeli, studying dentistry and living in Ashkelon. He says the ceasefire is a great relief and believes it is an end to rocket attacks.

However, he was not very optimistic for long.

– We know that their ceasefire means that the big cities will be saved, but the small towns near Gaza will not be safe even after the ceasefire.

Gabriel Nahmias, an Israeli who lives in Ashkelon

Gabriel Nahmias.

Photo: Yama Volesmal / NRK

The 28-year-old claims that Hamas enjoyed living up to its promises “as long as he lived”.

– Maybe we will get some peace now, but unfortunately I think I will experience a new war with Hamas in 3-4 years. This has been the case for the last 15 years, says Nahmias.

At the same time, banging from the sky outside Israel’s mobile air defense system “Iron Dome”. The system is designed to intercept rockets from Gaza.

– What do you think about the bombing in Gaza?

– It hurts to see pictures coming from there. We do not want innocents to die. I believe when the IDF (Israel’s defense) says they do not want to harm the innocent. But we are bombed by rockets that aim to take as many lives as possible. Hamas affects not only the military but also ordinary civilians. At least we are trying to avoid civilian deaths, says Nahmias.

– No wonder

Hilde Henriksen Wage is a professor of history at the University of Oslo (UIO) and a senior researcher in the Department of Peace Research (Prio). Now he says it is not surprising that a new ceasefire has been signed.

– It tends to go like this. A few days after the war, Egypt comes on the scene, Hamas calls for a ceasefire, and Israel says “it has it now”.

Hilde Henriksen Wage is a Middle Eastern researcher at the University of Oslo.

Hilde Henriksen Wage is Professor of History at Oslo University (UIO).

Apart from responding to Hamas attacks, Wage believes it is not clear what Israel intended with the latest attacks. He points out that the ceasefire is far from a solution to the conflict.

– There have been several riots before. Then you lick their wounds, Hamas builds new rockets, and then it launches again, with the result that everything gets much worse, with more deaths, insecurity and civilian casualties, Wage says.

– It turns into a few slices of sour apple, which are called peace talks. This is not something that Israel wants because they have to leave the land.

Large death toll

– This is an important step in protecting civilians, and it also provides an opportunity to bring in emergency aid, says Norwegian People’s Assistance General Secretary Henriet Westrin on the ceasefire.

– At the same time, we receive reports of airstrikes west of Gaza City. After 11 days in hell, our colleagues in Gaza are afraid of what they believe too much, but say they are cautious believers.

An Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has killed 232 Palestinians, including 65 children. In addition, the Hamas-controlled health ministry in Gaza said an estimated 1,710 people had been injured.

It was not immediately clear how many of the victims were civilians and how many could be considered “militants.” Hamas and the Islamic Holy War militant group say at least 20 militants have been killed. According to Israel, this number is at least 130.

Palestinians see the rubble of an Israeli bombing house in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

Photo: Khadib / AFP

In Israel, 12 people were killed as a result of rockets from the Gaza Strip. A total of more than 3,000 rockets were fired during the resurgence of the conflict, Israeli officials said.

Israeli aid workers inspect a house shot down from Gaza in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.

An Israeli aid worker inspects a house shot down by Gaza in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.

Photo: Jack Quays / AFP

Now that too is clear Norway is increasing aid to Gaza With an additional NOK 30 million.

It started with a lawsuit

Conflicts in Israel and Palestine have long roots, and this month’s fighting is part of a series of similar incidents. The last conflict erupted was in July 2014, when more than 2,000 Palestinians and 70 Israelis were killed.

This time the tensions began with a lawsuit over the right of Israeli settlers to seize a house in Sheikh Zarra in East Jerusalem and evict a Palestinian family.

Violent conflicts It then took place in Jerusalem and wounded hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israeli police forces.

Israel Palestinians

Palestinians and Israeli security forces will face off in Jerusalem on May 10.

Photo: Mahmoud Ilian / A.P.

Comes after strong international pressure

There was considerable international pressure from many European countries, such as the United States, Egypt, Qatar and France and Germany, to end the fighting between Hamas and Israel. At the same time, pressure continued on the UN Security Council, along with Norway, Tunisia and France.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the General Assembly today that the continuing bombings and rocket attacks between Israel and Hamas were unacceptable.

“If there’s a hell on earth, it has to be the lives of children in Gaza,” Guterres said.

Norway's ambassador to the United Nations, Dor Wennesland, fears a full-scale war between Israel and Hamas could erupt.

Door Vennesland UN Conference on Middle East Peace Process Is the special coordinator.

Photo: Kuri Solberg / UT / NTP

Norwegian Ambassador Dor Wennesland is currently the UN Special Envoy to the Middle East. He traveled to Qatar to begin talks with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and took part in establishing a ceasefire.