/ 29 May 2024

Dismissing international pressure


Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he won’t back down from the war against Hamas in Gaza as global leaders condemn the strikes and resulting fires which killed at least 45 people in a camp for displaced Palestinians on Sunday. Reports say hundreds of other civilians were treated for severe burns and other injuries. Despite the “tragic mishap”, Netanyahu said he has no intention “to end the war before every goal has been achieved”. But as Israeli tanks enter central Rafah, his allies aren’t happy… The US has doubled down on its warning for Israel to “take every precaution possible to protect civilians” and launched a review of the incident to see if it crossed President Joe Biden’s “red line”. And Oz’s Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong yesterday called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, saying “We reiterate to the government of Israel: This cannot continue”.

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