Netanyahu warns Palestinian Authority no terrorism support after Hamas destroyed
In a recent video posted on X, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to the Palestinian Authority regarding their denial of Hamas’ involvement in the October 7 assault on Israel.
Netanyahu’s warning came after the Palestinian Authority claimed Israel fabricated media content to justify the war on Gaza. It used a preliminary inquiry report by the Israeli Police, quoted in The Times of Israel, to accuse Israel of bombing its own people during the Supernova music festival on October 7.
Addressing reports about negotiations to release 240 hostages held by Hamas, Netanyahu denied that a deal had been made with Hamas yet. He called the media reports “incorrect” and said that the public would be informed if an agreement is reached.
During a press conference, Netanyahu also addressed the hostages and their families, stating: “We are marching with you; I am marching with you; all of the people of Israel are marching with you.”
Families of the hostages marched from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for five days till November 18.
The war which was triggered by Hamas after the October 7 attack in southern Israel has now reached its 46th day. Israel has now vowed to destroy Hamas after the militant group’s October 7 rampage killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and abducted some 240 men, women and children. Fifty-two Israeli soldiers have been killed.
From the Palestinian side, the health ministry reports at least 13,000 killed, including over 5,500 children. Another 6,000+ people are reported missing or trapped under rubble and injuries exceed 30,000, Bloomberg reported
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. He said that the war, which has currently taken the Middle East by storm, had an unacceptable number of civilian casualties.
As many as 31 premature babies in “extremely critical condition” were transferred safely on November 19 from Gaza’s main hospital and will go to Egypt, while over 250 patients with severely infected wounds remained stranded days after Israeli forces entered the compound to look for Hamas operations there, AP reported.
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Updated: 20 Nov 2023, 08:49 AM IST