“Just as the United States would not agree to a cease-fire after the bombing of Pearl Harbor or after the terrorist attack of 9/11, Israel will not agree to a cessation of hostilities with Hamas after the horrific attacks of Oct. 7,” Mr. Netanyahu said, adding that “calls for a cease-fire are calls for Israel to surrender to Hamas, to surrender to terrorism.”
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, saying it would amount to a “surrender to Hamas.
Speaking in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu cites the Bible as he says “this is a time for war.
Meanwhile, United Nations aid agencies repeated their calls for a humanitarian ceasefire at an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting.
UNICEF disclosed that the situation in Gaza is growing worse by the hour, and the “true cost of this latest escalation will be measured in children’s lives.
Earlier, the Israeli military said it had rescued a soldier in Gaza – Private Ori Megidish – who was taken hostage by Hamas on October 7.