Israeli Minister Comments On Gaza Situation

Israeli officials have delivered a strong message to the Biden administration, making it clear that they will not back down in their efforts to destroy Hamas and rid Gaza of terrorism.

National Unity Party leader Benny Gantz, who joined forces with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a coalition government after the October 7 Hamas massacre, firmly stated that Israel will not stop until it enters Rafah, the last remaining stronghold of the terrorist group.

This move comes as a blow to the Biden administration, which has been actively trying to impede Israel’s efforts and has even warned Netanyahu against proceeding with the attack.

Despite the Biden administration’s warnings and pressure, Gantz made it clear to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan that Israel will not end the war without clearing out Rafah. Gantz argued that leaving Hamas in this stronghold is like sending a firefighter to extinguish only 80% of a fire.

This statement highlights the absurdity of the Biden administration’s stance on the matter, as they seem to be more concerned with appeasing Hamas than ensuring the safety and security of Israeli citizens.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board has also pointed out the inconsistency in the Biden administration’s approach, noting that allowing Hamas to survive and maintain control in Rafah is always deemed a humanitarian imperative. This begs the question, why is Biden opposed to Israel capturing this city? It is the last stronghold of a terrorist group that continues to launch rockets and commit acts of violence against innocent civilians.

Moreover, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has correctly stated that those who oppose Israel entering Rafah are essentially advocating for them to lose the war and let Hamas continue their reign of terror.

The Israeli government has also raised concerns about the distribution of humanitarian aid in Gaza, as Hamas often takes control of the distribution process. This highlights the importance of finding a long-term solution to the crisis in Gaza, such as the proposed Gaza Civil Administration, rather than simply providing short-term aid that ultimately ends up in the hands of terrorists.