Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that the ongoing war will not stop after the ceasefire, stating that it is crucial to achieve all objectives and secure the release of hostages. Minister Benny Gantz, for his part, emphasized that while the agreement may be difficult and painful from a human perspective, he believes it is necessary for national security.
According to Haaretz, Hamas is currently in negotiations with the Israeli government to return hostages. The proposed agreement calls for the release of 30 children, 8 mothers, and 12 other women in exchange for 150 Palestinian prisoners. However, some members of the Israeli government are divided on this agreement, with far-right ministers and officials expressing opposition.
To prepare for this eventuality, the Ministry of Health has set up six hospitals to receive hostages upon their release as part of the agreement. These hospitals have special areas designated specifically for them, separate from other patients and the media. According to Haaretz’s sources, these hospitals include Sheba Medical Center, Shamir Medical Center, Wolfson Hospital, Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba