Hamas has issued a dire ultimatum, threatening to execute an Israeli prisoner every time Israel conducts an unexpected attack on a Palestinian home. Unexpectedly, the state-run media in North Korea on Tuesday blamed Israel for the recent wave of murder occurring in Gaza. This is the first time North Korea has participated in the ongoing armed conflicts involving Israel and the Islamist group Hamas. The Rodong Sinmun, a well-known Workers’ Party mouthpiece, has decided to weigh in on the crisis and has compiled a short description of the fighting and its casualties using information from outside news sources.
The publication made a powerful announcement, stating that “the international community believes that Israel’s ongoing violations against the Palestinian people are directly responsible for this inferno. The creation of an independent Palestinian state is seen as the solution to this ongoing unrest. Over 1,500 people have died as a result of the assault, which has brought about a devastating toll and sparked a flurry of worldwide responses. They have included sentiments of support for Israel as well as fervent appeals for an early end to hostilities and the protection of innocent civilians, particularly in the wake of a deadly weekend attack spearheaded by Hamas.
With each indiscriminate attack on a Palestinian home, Hamas has threatened to execute an Israeli captive in anticipation of a potential ground invasion by Israel. In response to the rising tensions, Israel has made the extraordinary decision to call up 300,000 reservists to bolster its military troops while also enforcing a strict embargo on Gaza.
State-run media in North Korea has a history of expressing opposing opinions, particularly when it comes to Western perspectives on international events, particularly those of the United States. State media harshly criticized “hostile forces both within and outside of Syria” for a recent drone strike that caused significant domestic casualties in a recent development on the international stage. The media outlet described this incident as a terrorist attempt to topple President Bashar al-Assad’s government.