Netanyahu Delivers Confident Message As Hamas Clings To Final Stronghold

Written By BlabberBuzz | Monday, 12 February 2024 16:30
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted that a triumph over Hamas in Gaza is imminent.

During an interview on "Fox News Sunday" with Shannon Bream, Netanyahu stated that Israeli forces have pushed Hamas back to its final stronghold in Gaza, emphasizing the necessity of continuing the campaign to deliver the final blow.

"Victory is within reach," Netanyahu declared. "We have already destroyed three-quarters of Hamas' organized terrorist battalions. Three-quarters, 18 out of 24 – we're not going to leave the other six. That would be like you leaving a quarter of ISIS in Iraq in place and you say, 'Well they can have their little territory. It's OK.'"

Netanyahu further warned of the potential resurgence of Hamas, akin to ISIS, if the last remaining stronghold is not eliminated.

The Prime Minister was questioned about recent remarks from President Biden, which seemed to criticize Israeli operations in Gaza. Biden had stated that "the conduct of the response in the Gaza Strip has been over the top." Netanyahu responded by expressing uncertainty about Biden's intended meaning, adding that he has not had a conversation with Biden since the comment was made.

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Netanyahu also highlighted the various measures Israeli forces are undertaking to minimize civilian casualties in Gaza.

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The most intense fighting in Gaza is currently taking place in the southern city of Khan Younis, where top Hamas leaders are suspected to be hiding in a tunnel network.

Netanyahu has indicated that Israeli forces will maintain their presence in Gaza for an extended period post-war, a point of contention with the Biden administration. Biden has expressed his belief that occupying Gaza after the war would be a "mistake" and has encouraged Netanyahu to pursue a two-state solution.

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"The Palestinian people deserve a state of their own and a future free from Hamas," Biden stated in a November 2023 opinion piece in the Washington Post.

However, critics argue that a two-state solution is currently unfeasible. Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman stated that Palestinians "are not willing" to accept a Jewish state, and any Palestinian state would likely become a terror state.

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"I do not think a two-state solution is possible, and, even if possible, it is not advisable. For more than 50 years, hundreds of self-proclaimed ‘peacemakers,’ led by the United States, have attempted to coerce Israel and the Palestinians into a two-state solution," he said. "The efforts repeatedly fail regardless of who’s in charge."

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