Dozens of Ukrainians have fled to Gaza, despite the fact that Israel’s position on daily pauses in combat is still unknown. A portion of them persist, and efforts to remove them are “continuing.”
Ongoing Evacuation Efforts
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only described “a few hours here, a few hours there” when the United States asserted yesterday that Israel had agreed to a daily four-hour ceasefire in Gaza to allow civilians to evacuate safely.
Mr. Zelenskyy reported that 89 Ukrainians have been evacuated since the evacuation procedure for his countrymen began on Wednesday.
He added that ongoing efforts are being made to evacuate any residual Ukrainian nationals from the strip and that they are currently in Egypt.
International Concern for Civilians
He said the Middle East problem must not destabilise the world and preserve as many civilians as possible.
“Everyone requires peace and security.” This work continues to be conducted. An exceptionally delicate and laborious procedure.”
On Thursday, a senior United States official stated that the number of Palestinians slain in the Gaza Strip “very possibly” exceeds the 10,000 that the health ministry, which is operated by Hamas, had reported.
Israel’s Position on Cessations of Hostilities
It is unclear, however, what agreement, if any, Israel has reached regarding temporary cessations of hostilities.
In response to a question from Fox News, Mr. Netanyahu stated, “The conflict against Hamas continues.”
He added that for a limited time and in particular areas (a few hours here and there). However, we wish to ensure the safe passage of civilians away from the combat zone.
For several days this week, Israel has already designated the Salah al Din road as a “humanitarian corridor” to permit Gazaan citizens to escape south; however, it is unknown whether such delays would occur more frequently and over a larger area.