In an excerpt of an interview with ABC set to be aired later today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes calls for Israel to avoid carrying out a military offensive inside Rafah, writes The Times Of Israel.
“We’re going to get the remaining Hamas terrorist battalions in Rafah, which is the last bastion,” Netanyahu tells ABC.
“Those who say that under no circumstances should we enter Rafah are basically saying lose the war. Keep Hamas there,” he adds.
Gaza’s southernmost city has become home to close to one million displaced Palestinians, pushed south by the months-long war between Israel and the Hamas terror group that began with a devastating shock assault in southern Israel on October 7.