YEMEN Press Agency

Washington confirms its opposition to ceasefire in Gaza Strip

WASHINGTON, Dec. 07 (YPA) –  The US White House Strategic Communications Coordinator, John Kirby, announced on Wednesday that the United States continues to oppose a permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and supports a temporary ceasefire.

“We do not support a ceasefire at this time,” Kirby said. “We support the continuation of the ceasefire in specific areas and for specific purposes.”

He added that “these humanitarian vigils must be implemented in order to release the hostages.”

Israeli occupation forces continue their military operations in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, targeting buildings and residential communities.

The number of deaths from the war in Gaza reached 16,248, more than 70% of whom were children and women, while the number of wounded reached 43,616, according to what the Government Information Office in Gaza announced on Tuesday evening.

The government media noted a shocking statistic confirming that “dozens of Israeli massacres have been committed in the Gaza Strip” since the collapse of the truce last Friday.