Israel's Mossad intelligence service has withdrawn the negotiating team from Qatar.

"Following the impasse in the negotiations and at the behest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mossad chief David Barnea has ordered his team in Doha to return to Israel," the report said.

According to the Israeli side, the Palestinian movement Hamas has not fulfilled its part of the agreement, which provided for the release of all children and women according to a list that they themselves approved.

Barnea also thanked the CIA, Egypt and Qatar for the huge mediation efforts that led to the release of 84 children and women from the Gaza Strip and 24 foreign nationals.

At 08:00 Moscow time on December 1, the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinian movement Hamas ended. After that, both sides announced the resumption of hostilities against each other.

On the morning of December 2, the Israel Defense Forces reported that more than 400 Hamas targets were hit during the day. In particular, strikes were carried out on a weapons depot and infrastructure facilities.

At the same time, in the West Bank, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to attack them with a knife at an intersection near the major city of Nablus.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant also said that the IDF has begun working in areas of the Gaza Strip where military operations have not been conducted before.

In turn, the al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas's military wing) and the Islamic Jihad group announced rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli military positions and border settlements. In particular, Tel Aviv, Sderot and Ashdod were shelled.

The death toll in the Gaza Strip from Israeli bombardments has reached 15,207 people, 40,562 were injured, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

At the same time, 70% of the victims of aggression are women and children. Since 7 October, 280 health workers have been killed in various parts of the Gaza Strip.

"We need a structured and more targeted approach"

French President Emmanuel Macron called on the Israeli authorities to specify their goals during the military operations in the Gaza Strip.

"I think there will come a time when the Israeli authorities will have to be more specific about their goals and what they are trying to achieve. What is the "total destruction of Hamas" and does anyone think it is possible? If this is the goal, the war will last ten years," TASS quoted him as saying.

In his opinion, the right development of the current situation would be a return to negotiations on the coexistence of two states. Otherwise, "the war will be endless."

"We need a structured and more targeted approach. It is necessary to think about ensuring security in the territory of Gaza with targeted actions against terrorist groups," Macron added.

In turn, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew attention to the fact that the West, primarily the United States, portrays Hamas as terrorists.

"Hamas is not a terrorist organization. These are the people who continue to fight on a handful of land that they have managed to hold since 1947 to this day. I now take a similar position. I will never be able to recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization, no matter what anyone says," he stressed.

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen replied that the Turkish president would be able to receive in his country the surviving terrorists who flee Gaza.

"After the war, there will be no Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. We will liberate Gaza from Hamas for the sake of our security and a better future for the people of the region," he said in a statement.

Russians in the Gaza Strip

On December 2, evacuation measures to evacuate Russian citizens and their close relatives from the Gaza Strip resumed, the Russian mission to the Palestinian National Authority reported.

"The process is taking place against the backdrop of hostilities that began again the day before after a week-long lull... The evacuation of citizens is complicated by the high intensity of strikes carried out by the Israeli army throughout the Gaza Strip, including in the southern areas located near the Rafah checkpoint, the report says.

At the same time, diplomats received information that among the dead in the Gaza Strip over the past day is Russian citizen Majed Hassouna, but this information cannot yet be verified.