Netanyahu vows to continue Gaza war despite internal criticism

Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Twitter/X)
TEL AVIV – On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, "The war in Gaza imposes a heavy toll on us, but there is no alternative,” Khaberni, Jo24 reported.اضافة اعلان

He pledged to continue the fight "Until we achieve our goals of eliminating Hamas, recovering the kidnapped, and ensuring that Gaza does not pose a threat to us." Emphasizing that his government is not subject to any international pressure.

"I informed President Biden that we will continue fighting until victory is achieved, and he expressed understanding for that."

However, Netanyahu faces internal pressure as criticisms rise from members of his government. Israeli National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, threatened Netanyahu to leave the government if the war is not resolved with a clear-cut plan.

In an interview broadcasted on the Israeli news network, Channel 12, Ben-Gvir said, "If there is no resolution in Gaza, leaving the government is an option."

He added that Netanyahu adopts a regrettable approach similar to Knesset member, Benny Gantz, pointing out that he was against reaching a ceasefire and allowing Hamas to breathe.

Ben-Gvir continued, "I can leave the government, but as long as I have influence; I will stay."

Other criticisms include that of the former deputy to the Israeli Chief of Staff. He told the Israeli newspaper, Maariv, “A government prioritizing the Iranian threat over the Palestinian one cannot ensure security. Netanyahu's government ignored that any political solution with the Arabs should be linked to security.”

“Despite the destruction in Gaza, we appeared as a weak state that only defends itself with American assistance,” he added “Hamas achieved a strategic goal by telling Israel, ‘I am the one managing the conflict.’ [They] entered the war knowing that the scenario of destroying the southern suburb was possible. We must build a thriving Zionist institution here, but how will we do that after what has happened? The current approach of lying means that we will continue to live in a threatened country. We do not tell the truth to our citizens, and we will not eliminate Hezbollah. Hamas is the only one capable of releasing the kidnapped, there is no escape from reaching an agreement with [them].

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