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Israeli minister says 60% of Hamas fighters killed or wounded

O minister of the Israeli Defense Ministry, Yoav Gallant, statedor this Wednesday (10) that 60% of the fighters of Palestinian militant group Hamas they were dead or I hurtof the as it turns outof of Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

Speakof in Parliament Israelihe also said what Israel had dismantledof the majority of the 24 battalions what the military wing of Hamas had at the beginning of the war.

The statement comes amid negotiations for a ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt, Qatar and the United States, and also during a renewed wave of incursions by the Israel Defense Forces into different cities in the Palestinian enclave – leading to an increase in the number of forced displacements in the region, which already reaches almost two million Palestinians.

Still on the subject of a possible ceasefire agreement, the Defense Ministry said that Gallant met with the US envoy for the Middle East, Brett McGurk, and that Israel and the United States agree on the importance of seizing the opportunity to conclude negotiations.

“The two discussed the importance of seizing the opportunity created to reach an agreement for the return of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza,” the ministry said in a statement about the meeting, which it said took place on Tuesday night (9).

“They discussed the challenges that remain in reaching such an agreement, as well as possible solutions to address them,” he said.

Gallant also said Israel supports the opening of the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza but will not tolerate the return of Hamas to the area, the ministry statement said.

Source: CNN Brasil

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