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Netanyahu: Israel Will Accept Nothing Short Of Decisive Victory


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at a press conference in Tel Aviv, has told reporters that Israel, "will not suffice with less," than a decisive victory in their war against Hamas.

  • Netanyahu: "We are on our way to that decisive victory. Its in our hands. It's not a matter of week but it is a matter of months."
  • Netanyahu: "The IDF are working systematically and they will achieve all the objectives of the war. They're going to release all the hostages, eliminate Hamas, and Gaza will no longer be a threat to Israel. I have decided that is our objective. That is the decision I made at the beginning of this war and we will not suffice with less."
  • Netanyahu: "There is no other solution that this complete and decisive victory because otherwise its just a matter of time until the next massacre and the axis of terror from Iran will continue..."
  • Netanyahu: "I said to Secretary of State Blinken we're just a touch away from that victory..."
  • Netanyahu: "For the day after... after we eliminate [Hamas] we will ensure the Gaza strip is demilitarised for ever," adding that, "only the State of Israel and the IDF," can ensure security in Gaza.
  • Netanyahu's hawkish comments appear to undermine the prospect of a ceasefire agreement as talks which are expected to take place in Egypt in the coming days.
  • His comments also throw cold water on the prospect of a sovereign Palestinian state - a key pillar in the Biden administration's proposed security architecture for the region.

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