Netanyahu Calls on Hamas Forces to Surrender
Summary from the AllSides News Team
With Israeli forces reportedly detaining hundreds of militants, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called on Hamas fighters to surrender.
Key Quotes: “It is the beginning of the end of Hamas. I say to the Hamas terrorists: It’s over. Don’t die for [Hamas chief Yahya] Sinwar. Surrender now,” Netanyahu said. Meanwhile, Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida said “fascist” Israel would not retake Hamas’ hostages alive without meeting the group’s demands.
For Context: Israel released video footage over the weekend that it said showed dozens of Hamas fighters surrendering. Israeli tanks reportedly reached the heart of Gaza’s southern city of Khan Younis over the weekend as Israel continued to push Hamas out of population centers.
Civilian Casualties Mount: More than 18,000 have been killed in Israel’s operations in Gaza, many of whom were women and children, according to authorities in Gaza. A global strike began on Monday to call for a cease-fire; strike organizers are also opposing “the open genocide in Gaza, the ethnic cleansing and the colonial settlement in the West Bank.”
How the Media Covered It: Live coverage was common across the spectrum, but headlines focusing on Netanyahu’s quote appeared to be slightly more common among right-rated outlets. Qatari outlet Al Jazeera (Lean Left bias), continuing its pro-Palestine coverage, highlighted Hamas’ statement before Netanyahu’s.
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From the Center‘Don’t die for Sinwar, surrender now,’ Netanyahu tells Hamas
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“The war is still ongoing but it is the beginning of the end of Hamas,” Netanyahu said as he urged the terrorist group’s fighters not to sacrifice themselves for their leader Yahya Sinwar.
“I say to the Hamas terrorists: It’s over. Don’t die for Sinwar. Surrender – now!”
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From the RightAs More Gaza Terrorists Surrender, Netanyahu Pronounces 'Beginning of the End for Hamas'
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Israel Defense Forces Spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said, "There are a great many terrorists who have surrendered there, and this is a significant thing because these are signs that terrorists who are in difficult strongholds have decided to surrender."
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