Here is today’s page of continuously-updated stories on the war in Israel from Fox News:
In the latest news, IDF forces safely liberated a female Israeli soldier, 19-year-old Private Ori Megidish, who was being held hostage by Hamas. Israel’s military also announced that another 300 Hamas targets had been attacked in Gaza over the last 24 hours. A spokesman said, "We are hunting their commanders. We are attacking their infrastructure and whenever there is any potent target that is related to Hamas, we strike it. Now we do so with professionalism. Hamas is the enemy, not the civilian population." It's also reported that the Hamas commander who directed the October 7th attack has been killed in an airstrike.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a strong speech rejecting calls for a ceasefire. He said, “Just as the US would not agree to a ceasefire after the bombing of Pearl Harbor or after the terrorist attack of 9/11, Israel will not agree to a cessation of hostilities with Hamas after the horrific attacks of 7 October. Calls for a ceasefire are calls for Israel to surrender to Hamas, to surrender to terrorism. The Bible says ‘there is a time for peace, and a time for war,’” and “This is a time for a war. A war for our common future. Today, we draw a line between the forces of civilization and the forces of barbarism.”
Netanyahu said Israel is giving Hamas just two choices: “Die or surrender.” Anyone who thinks that’s too harsh should consider that it’s one more choice than Hamas gave their victims.
Surprisingly, even Hillary Clinton agrees. To her fellow Democrats who are crying for a ceasefire, Hillary said they “don’t understand Hamas.” She said, "It would be such a gift to Hamas because they would spend whatever time there was a ceasefire in effect rebuilding their armaments, creating stronger positions to be able to fend off an eventual assault by the Israelis."
To give Hillary credit, she’s absolutely right about this. And as Nick Arama at Redstate.com points out, among those who don’t (or to be kind, didn’t) understand how Hamas exploits ceasefires was Joe Biden, who in May of 2021 bragged about negotiating a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. He promised aid to Gaza and not to let Hamas restock their weapons. And then there was another “ceasefire” in May of this year. They really worked out great, didn’t they?