“Hamas was unable to meet their obligations by producing a list of additional hostages that they were willing to release. And they claim, I gather, that they just didn’t know where these hospitals are, and therefore couldn’t provide a list—couldn’t release them. Now, that might be true, it might not be true.”
Colonel Richard Kemp is a former British army commander and the author of “Attack State Red; A Landmark Tour of Duty in Afghanistan.” He is a frequent commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, paying special attention to Islamic terrorism and military operations of the Israeli Defense Forces.
“The reason that Hamas agreed to release the hostages they’ve released, as I said before—about 100 of them—is because of the military pressure Israel was putting on Hamas,” says Colonel Kemp, who claims that the IDF is the most ethical army in the world, frequently risking the lives of their own citizenry in order to minimize casualties on the enemy side.