Israel not living up to ceasefire obligations


Doubts have risen about Israel living up to the pledges it made under a ceasefire deal that brought an end to its recent onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Under the ceasefire agreement, the Israeli regime pledged to allow activities for the reconstruction of Gaza, which was heavily damaged during Tel Aviv’s 50-day war on the coastal sliver.

However, latest reports cast doubt on Israel keeping its pledges.

With the cold days of winter approaching, more than 100,000 Gaza residents are still homeless. According to reports, Israel has only delivered some 400 tons of cement in a single shipment to the besieged enclave.

This comes as international donors have pledged USD 5.4 billion toward the rebuilding of Gaza.

The truce also stipulates the removal of the Israeli blockade as well as the provision of a guarantee that Palestinian demands be met. However, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said earlier this week that Gaza was “running out of patience” with Israel over the blockade of the Palestinian territory.

“The international community must intervene to commit Israel to lifting the siege and begin rebuilding Gaza,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said on Tuesday.

The Israeli regime started a war on the impoverished Gaza Strip on July 8, which killed over 2,100 and injured 11,000 others. The Israeli war ended on August 26 with a truce that took effect after negotiations in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo.

A new round of talks between Palestinians and Israelis are expected to be held within a week.

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