Israel Implements Daily 4-Hour Pauses in Gaza Fighting, White House Confirms

Written by Benjamin Adewumi

Israel has agreed to implement four-hour pauses in fighting each day in the northern Gaza strip, the White House has said. The move comes amid an intense war between the Israeli military and Hamas militants that has killed thousands of Palestinians.

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said an announcement would be made three hours beforehand. He said: “We’ve been told by the Israelis that there will be no military operations in these areas throughout the pause and that this process is starting today.”

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The war in Gaza erupted on October 7, 2023, after Hamas-led Palestinian militants launched a multi-pronged invasion of Southern Israel. The militants fired rockets, dug tunnels, and sent suicide bombers across the border, triggering a fierce Israeli response.

Amebo City can confirm that not less than 10,812 Palestinians have been killed in the war in the Gaza Strip since October 7. The death toll also includes hundreds of children and civilians. The United Nations and human rights groups have accused both sides of committing war crimes and violating international humanitarian law.

The international community has been calling for an immediate ceasefire and a political solution to end the conflict. The United States, which is Israel’s closest ally, has been leading the diplomatic efforts to broker a peace deal. However, the talks have been hampered by the lack of trust and the divergent demands of the parties involved.

The daily pauses in fighting are seen as a humanitarian gesture to allow the delivery of aid and the evacuation of the wounded in the northern Gaza strip, where the situation is dire. However, they are not expected to lead to a lasting truce, as both Israel and Hamas have vowed to continue their fight until their goals are achieved.

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