Netanyahu Responds To Macron Claim
In a recent development, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu firmly rebuffed French President Emmanuel Macron’s call to cease precision airstrikes in Gaza targeting terrorists responsible for the murder of 1,200 Israelis in a recent terror attack. Macron asserted that there was “no justification” for the airstrikes and urged a “humanitarian pause” leading to a ceasefire to protect civilians.
Israel, however, has vehemently defended its military actions, releasing footage showcasing instances where precision strikes were called off to prevent harm to civilians. Netanyahu pointed out that Israel has been making extensive efforts to evacuate civilians from northern Gaza, even opening military-protected corridors for tens of thousands to travel safely to southern Gaza. He emphasized that the responsibility for harm to civilians lies with Hamas-ISIS, accusing them of using human shields, a violation of international law.
“The responsibility for any harm to civilians lies with Hamas-ISIS and not with Israel,” Netanyahu asserted, noting that Israel entered the conflict due to the brutal murder of hundreds of its citizens by the designated terrorist organization.
In response to Macron’s statement, Netanyahu highlighted that Hamas-ISIS is using schools, mosques, and hospitals as terrorist “command centers,” accusing them of cruelly holding Israeli civilians hostage and committing a crime against humanity. He stressed that while Israel takes measures to avoid harming civilians and encourages them to leave battle zones, Hamas-ISIS obstructs their movement to safe areas.
“The crimes being committed today by Hamas-ISIS in Gaza will be committed tomorrow in Paris, New York, and all over the world. The leaders of the world should be condemning Hamas-ISIS, not Israel,” Netanyahu concluded.
Netanyahu attacked French President Macron:
” Macron made a serious mistake, a mistake of fact and a moral mistake, by calling for a ceasefire.” pic.twitter.com/58hPlOksqq
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