Netanyahu Delivers Grim News To Palestinians

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( – On Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated during a press conference that there would be “many more months” of war in Gaza as he continued his fight against Hamas, a military group that he has vowed to destroy.

According to a report by The Associated Press, this statement came as the fight in Gaza had been ongoing for almost three months. This week, Israel continued its expansion of the offensive to central Gaza. The war in the area has led to increased tension in the Middle East.

The Israeli military has noted that they are focusing their operations in Khan Younis, the second-largest city in Gaza, as they believed that the group’s military leaders were hiding there.

On Sunday, only a day after Netanyahu’s statement, local hospital officials reported another strike in Gaza which caused the death of at least 35 people. The Gaza Health Ministry, which is run by Hamas, has placed the death toll since the start of the war on Oct. 7, to 20,000 Palestinians.

Netanyahu further remarked that Israel was going to take over control of the Gaza-Egyptian border following the end of the war and that they would maintain open-ended security control in the Gaza Strip. This stance is different to the one being pushed by other officials across the world, including President Biden who have been calling for a two-state solution.

Following the start of the war the United States has repeatedly provided support against Hamas, however, Biden warned last month that Israel was beginning to lose support over the way it was handling the war in Gaza.

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