The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused this Monday to consider any possibility of a cease-fire in the war carried out by Israel since the previous day 7 against the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
In an appearance before the foreign press, Netanyahu said: “Just as the United States would not accept a cease-fire after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, or after the terrorist attacks of September 11, Israel would not accept a cessation of hostilities with Hamas after the terrible attacks on October 7.” where more than 1,400 people died and 239 were kidnapped.
“Israel is being asked to surrender to Hamas, to terrorism, and to surrender to barbarism, and that will not happen.” stressed the Prime Minister of Israel.
In a speech before questions from the press, Netanyahu stated “The Bible says there is a time for peace and a time for war and this is a time for war; a war for a common future.”
“Today we draw a line between the forces of civilization and the forces of barbarism. It is time for everyone to decide where they stand and for civilized nations around the world to support this fight. Because Israel’s fight is your fight. So Israel’s victory will be your victory. But make no mistake: no matter who supports Israel, Israel will fight until it wins this war and Israel will win.“, the Prime Minister of Israel strongly stated.
Regarding the issue of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, Netanyahu said “Every civilized country must stand with Israel and demand that these hostages be released immediately and unconditionally.”
“Hamas also completely and ruthlessly prevents foreign citizens from leaving Gaza; Hamas is holding more than 200 prisoners in Israel, including 33 children, holding them, terrorizing them, holding them hostage,” he admitted.
“Every civilized country must stand with Israel and demand that these hostages be released immediately and unconditionally,” said the Israeli Prime Minister.
Netanyahu also insisted that Israel is urging Palestinian civilians to leave the areas where fighting is taking place – especially northern Gaza and Gaza City – and move south, but, he said, “Hamas stopped it with gunfire.”
“We will send Hamas to the dustbin of history; that is my goal and my responsibility and it is something that I believe unites the whole country,” Netanyahu said about a question about the loss of support he has experienced in Israeli public opinion.
“We all support the soldiers and we support our commanders” highlighted by the Prime Minister of Israel.
Since the war began on the 7thIsrael’s bombing of Gaza has caused more than 5,300 deaths and more than 21,000 injuries according to the Gaza Ministry of Health.
In this sense, Netanyahu insisted that the Israeli Army wants to reduce the number of victims in the civilian population of the Strip as much as possible. but at the same time, he emphasized that he could not and should not give up the fight.
“We must do everything possible to minimize civilian casualties, but we must not give up the fight. Because I think it will have disastrous consequences not only for the future of my country but for the future of your people. country, because it is a war. of civilization against barbarians” Netanyahu responded to a journalist who asked him about the victims of the Gaza population.
‘We all support the soldiers and we support our commanders,’ stressed the Prime Minister of Israel. (ARCHIVE)