/ 12 March 2024

Biden battles with Bibi

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

Tensions between Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his close ally US President Joe Biden over the war in Gaza have escalated, with the Israeli leader hitting back against criticism from the American. To recap – Biden spoke about having a “come to Jesus” talk with Netanyahu over the growing number of civilian casualties and the worsening humanitarian crisis. But Netanyahu said Biden’s opinion was “wrong” and the “overwhelming majority” of Israelis agree with his military moves to eliminate Hamas from the Palestinian territory. It comes after Biden also warned that an Israeli attack on the southern Gazan city of Rafah – where about 1.5 million displaced people are sheltering – would cross a “red line”. Netanyahu says he won’t abide by that warning, saying his “red line” is that the 7 October Hamas attacks “never happen again”.

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