Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, was key in a historic offensive attack on Israel, which changed the course of Israeli-Palestinian history and resulted in Israeli prisoners being taken back to Gaza for high-stakes release talks. Sinwar, a co-founder of Hamas’ internal security, has a history of hostility against Israel, which has led to his current target status. Despite this, he remains hidden in Gaza, partaking in negotiations for hostage release, while his group garners sympathy from many Palestinians.
Minister Benny Gantz of the Israel National Unity Party stressed that the release of 150 Palestinian inmates and a four-day cease-fire would be exchanged for the return of more than fifty hostages held in Gaza. He considered it to be a “moral imperative,” crucial to Israel’s military prowess. I spoke with law professor Robert Mnookin, … Read more