The Israeli government recently held a meeting to discuss the ongoing war with Hamas. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the war will not stop after the ceasefire, and that the return of hostages is a sacred priority. While Minister Benny Gantz acknowledged that the outline agreement is difficult and painful from a human perspective, he believes it is necessary for peace to be achieved.
According to Haaretz, the agreement to return hostages with Hamas would involve the release of 30 children, 8 mothers, and 12 other women in exchange for 150 Palestinian prisoners. However, there is disagreement among Israeli officials on this matter, with some expressing opposition from far-right ministers.
The Ministry of Health has prepared six hospitals to receive hostages upon their release as part of the agreement. These hospitals have special areas set up for them, separated from other patients and the media. They include Sheba Medical Center, Shamir Medical Center, Wolfson Hospital, Soroka Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, and Schneider Children’s Medical Center.
As Netanyahu emphasized during the meeting, the war is ongoing and will continue until all objectives are achieved and hostages are returned safely to Israel.