US rejects ceasefire; Netanyahu declares ‘time for war’

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (File photo: Jordan News)
WASHINGTON — The United States is not endorsing current calls for a ceasefire, as stated by the White House. Instead, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has proposed the consideration of "pauses" to facilitate aid delivery to Gaza. Notably, only 12 countries, aligned with the United States and Israel, have opposed UN General Assembly motion for a sustained humanitarian truce. In contrast, Jordan's motion secured passage in New York with 120 votes.اضافة اعلان

Kirby emphasized, "We do not believe that a ceasefire is the right answer right now," and the US does not support a ceasefire at this time, as reported by media sources.

The US aims to increase the number of aid trucks entering Gaza through the Rafah crossing with Egypt, at approximately 100 per day, with around 45 already having passed through.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also opposed calls for a ceasefire, viewing them as a surrender to Hamas. He stated, "This is a time for war."

Netanyahu underscored that Israel did not initiate the conflict but is committed to winning it. He condemned the brutality of Hamas's actions, emphasizing the role of Iran in financing Hamas and other elements of the "axis of evil."

He also demanded moral clarity in assessing casualties and criticizes Hamas's use of 'human shields.' Netanyahu further called for the immediate release of hostages held by Hamas, emphasizing that Israel will prevail.

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