Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Free ‘Thousands of Terrorists’ for Hostage Deal

Stand for Israel  |  January 30, 2024

Israeli soldiers, mortar shells, Gaza Strip
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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu announced recently that Israel cannot accept a hostage deal that includes the release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners. Instead, Israel will focus on supporting the IDF as they make advancements in Gaza, reports The Times of Israel:

As reports emerged about a potential hostage framework deal with Hamas that includes an extended pause in the fighting and the freeing of a large number of Palestinian security prisoners, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday told students at a pre-military academy in the West Bank that Israel would not release “thousands of terrorists.”

“We will not remove the IDF from the Gaza Strip and we will not release thousands of terrorists,” he pledged, speaking at the Bnei David academy in Eli. “None of this will happen. What will happen? Absolute victory!”