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Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton said in an article entitled “Hamas achieved a major victory over Israel” in the British newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” that Israel allowed the “Hamas” movement to achieve a major victory by agreeing to a prisoner exchange deal and a humanitarian truce. Bolton considered that “the deal has benefits, but there are also costs.” In this case, Hamas achieved a major victory. It is not yet clear whether this deal will set a definitive negative precedent for Israel, but it casts doubt on whether Israel will be able to achieve its “legitimate” goal of eliminating the “terrorist threat” posed by Hamas.”
Bolton claimed that Hamas fighters “will take advantage of the four-day truce to rest, rearrange their ranks, and transfer some people and property to Egypt and Israel through underground tunnels that have not yet been discovered, as well as prepare the southern Gaza Strip for a new phase of the Israeli attack, by setting traps and ambushes with which they will strike soldiers.” the Israeli Defense Army".
Bolton criticized the Israeli and American authorities for agreeing to Hamas’ request to limit drone flights over the Gaza Strip during the truce, which “deprives it of a lot of intelligence information about what the militants are doing,” and claimed that “part of the humanitarian aid that will be sent to the Gaza Strip “It may end up in the hands of Hamas.”
The Biden administration, which initially chose a strongly pro-Israel speech, was forced to modify it under pressure from the left wing of the Democratic Party as the presidential elections approached. He
stressed that “militarily, the greatest challenge facing Israel will be the opportunity it will miss by stopping its successful attack halfway.” . Hamas’ strategy is to take advantage of any pause, no matter how short and for whatever reason, to achieve a permanent ceasefire.”
He added: “Israel may not succeed in the first attempt, but it will be exposed to increasing pressure to concede. The serious danger is that Israel's determination to destroy Hamas may be undermined. “The biggest risk is that this is already starting to weaken support from the United States.”
Bolton considered that the Biden administration, which initially chose a strongly pro-Israel speech, was forced to amend it under pressure from the left wing of the Democratic Party. As the US presidential elections approach next year, this problem will become increasingly sensitive for Biden.
Yesterday, Friday, at seven o'clock Gaza time, a four-day humanitarian truce began between the Israeli army and the Hamas movement, and within the framework of the first phase, a group of 13 Israeli prisoners, women and children, were handed over to the Israeli authorities.
Hamas also released 11 foreign citizens with Thai and Filipino nationalities on the sidelines of the prisoner exchange deal.
On the other hand, on the first day, the Israeli authorities released 39 women and children detained in Israeli prisons, and 150 Palestinian prisoners are scheduled to be released over the four days of the truce agreement.