On Friday, Israel and Palestine settled with a cease-fire that was intended to neutralize the conflict between the two nations. However, unsurprisingly, the truce crumbled into ashes. Apparently two Israeli soldiers had been killed and a third was captured by Palestinian militants. 35 Palestinians were killed and more than 100 were wounded after the bombardment by Israel.
Although Palestine appears to be the one at fault, Hamas blamed Israel for breaking the truce first, saying that the news of the capture of the Israeli soldier was merely a cover up of the massacre Israel created in Rafah. The missing soldier is identified as Second Lt. Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old officer in an infantry brigade.
Moussa Abu Marzouk, a senior official in Hamas’ political wing, claimed that capturing the soldier took place before the cease-fire began. And the tension continues…
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Secretary of State John Kerry that Hamas “would bear the consequences of their acts”. Yikes! The humanitarian cease negotiated by the United States and the United Nations, just crumbled before our eyes. Hostilities continue, with 14 more Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes.
If this cease-fire failed, will any negotiation in the future prevail? Will anything stop these two nations from destroying each other?