Hamas Warns: Cairo Talks Last Chance to Return Israeli Captives Alive

This will be the last chance for Netanyahu and the families of the Zionist prisoners to return their children," the official said.

by Sead Dedovic
Hamas Warns: Cairo Talks Last Chance to Return Israeli Captives Alive
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Amid the chaos in Palestine, families of Israeli hostages there urge Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders of the country to end this conflict and allow the hostages to safely return home. 

A senior Hamas official offered a solution for this conflict yesterday and sent a warning to Israelis, urging them to immediately change their policy. He stated that Israelis must attend ceasefire negotiations in Cairo, considering it the last chance for the captives to return alive.

"This may be the last chance to recover the Israeli captives alive," said the official, as quoted by NDTV.

Hamas leaders no longer want to observe the chaotic situation in Palestine, especially after the offensive on Rafah. Catastrophic consequences could follow for this country, so the leaders of Hamas are sending a final warning before the worst scenario that could happen to the Israeli hostages.

"This will be the last chance for Netanyahu and the families of the Zionist prisoners to return their children," the official said.

Important figures within Hamas believe that Benjamin Netanyahu's offensive in Rafah only exacerbates the problem, as it could mean the end for the prisoners. Such messages have sparked a large number of reactions in Israel, considering the necessity for the hostages to be freed and for Netanyahu to finally end this war. 

However, the Israeli Prime Minister is not open to such an option, not yet. His intentions are to achieve war goals, seemingly without much consideration for the fate of his citizens.

Hamas has warned that the hostages could meet the same fate as pilot Ron Arad, who was shot down over Lebanon in 1986. 

Although Hamas agreed to a peace proposal a few days ago, believing it was time to end this conflict, the Israelis were not particularly open to that option. Protests are being held in Israel every day, where hostage families demand that the Israeli authorities sign a peace agreement and allow the hostages to return home freely. The uncertainty that has been ongoing since October last year has reached its peak. The families of the captives no longer want to live in uncertainty, believing it is high time they see their loved ones.

The Hostages and Missing Families Forum urged individuals to use their influence on the Israeli government and other relevant parties to ensure that an agreement is reached. This agreement would ultimately lead to the safe return of all their loved ones.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on the operation in Rafah

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out after the offensive began in Rafah, a city in southern Palestine. The Israeli Prime Minister revealed the objectives of this operation, intending to exert pressure on Hamas, considering it the only option for Israelis at this time. Netanyahu particularly distrusts Hamas, expecting them to exploit the situation

"That didn't happen. The Rafah operation aims to return the hostages and eliminate Hamas. We have already proven in previous hostage releases - military pressure on Hamas is a precondition for the return of hostages," said Netanyahu.

Benjamin Netanyahu
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Netanyahu stated that Israel will not tolerate Hamas re-establishing its oppressive rule in the Gaza Strip, nor will it permit Hamas to rebuild its military capabilities aimed at Israel's destruction. Netanyahu emphasized that any proposal endangering Israel's security and the nation's future cannot be accepted.

Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli negotiating team in Cairo not to yield to any pressure. He expects them to assert their position and present their terms firmly. Netanyahu has made it clear from the outset that his intention is to destroy Hamas, regardless of any developments. 

However, threats from Hamas, especially concerning hostages, are likely to influence the negotiating team to eventually compromise and agree to peace even if things don't go entirely in their favor. Netanyahu has emphasized that despite the ongoing peace negotiations, he will continue the military campaign against Hamas. He sees the takeover of the Rafah crossing as the first step towards success.

An important political figure in Israel, Netanyahu is not particularly well-liked globally. His views have proven to be rigid and steadfast, often unwilling to compromise. Netanyahu is a politician who blindly believes in his own views and goals, unwilling to seek advice from others. He has demonstrated this many times during this war.

Despite warnings from Joe Biden, the US president, and other important figures in world politics, Netanyahu is prepared to stick to what he has held since day one. The question is whether such a policy by the Israeli prime minister can lead to positive outcomes.

Analysts believe that such a policy from both sides is unlikely to lead to positive outcomes, especially the Israeli policy in recent times.