Assessing the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire: A Moment of ReflectionNovember 23, 2023
A four-day ceasefire has been agreed upon by the Israeli government and Hamas to facilitate the release of hostages and allow humanitarian aid into Gaza. This pause in hostilities will also give journalists the opportunity to assess the devastation and allow both sides to reassert their humanity. The goal is to take time to consider the best outcome amidst the tension and to work towards a lasting peace. The release of all kidnapped individuals from previous attacks is crucial, and Hamas must lay down its arms for long-term stability. Both sides must recognize each other’s right to self-determination and work towards a peaceful resolution. This moment of opportunity should not be wasted.