Tel Aviv, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected
The call for a stop to hostilities was made, but Israel remains committed to continuing their military operations.
He persisted until reaching what he referred to as “complete triumph.” He also declared, despite numerous cautions from humanitarian organizations about potential severe outcomes, that he had instructed the Israeli military to prepare for a potential invasion of the southern Gaza city of Rafah.
The conflict in Gaza has resulted in approximately 1.5 million Palestinians being forced out of their homes.near the border with Egypt or the area around it. Many are living in squalid tent camps and overflowing U.N.-run shelters.
On Wednesday, Netanyahu expressed his thoughts after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who has been on a trip in the region to negotiate a ceasefire deal.
The United States has been urging Israel to modify its strategies in Gaza as the number of deaths continues to rise. According to officials in the Hamas-controlled area, nearly 28,000 people have been killed. While a significant number of these casualties are women and children, Hamas does not distinguish between fighters and non-combatants in their reports.
Israel expands Gaza assault to Rafah
Netanyahu ruled out any arrangement that leaves Hamas in full or partial control of Gaza, which the group’s latest proposal would effectively have done, according to full details of it published by a media outlet closely associated with the group’s Lebanese allies, Hezbollah.
Netanyahu stated that Israel is the sole authority capable of ensuring long-term security.
The Israeli prime minister also urged for the substitution of the U.N. organization responsible for assisting Palestinian refugees.
The U.N. has launched an investigation into the agency after Israel accused twelve of its employees of involvement in the October 7th terrorist attack.
Blinken had plans to hold a press conference later in the day on Wednesday.