Washington/Jerusalem/Internet/Hyderabad, Nov 17 (Hydnow): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated that his country was not seeking to occupy Gaza but “our goal is to deradicalize and demilitarise” the Hamas-controlled enclave.
He made the remarks during a CBS News interview in which he also insisted that Israel is trying to wipe out Hamas “with minimal civilian casualties.”.
“We want overall military responsibility to prevent the re-emergence of terror. We’re not seeking to occupy. That’s not our goal. But our goal is to make sure what happens there is different. “To do that we have to (do to) deradicalise Gaza and we have to demilitarise Gaza. He also said that liberating Palestinians from Hamas will “give them a real future”.
Regarding the Israeli military raid at the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, Netanyahu said there were “strong indications” that Hamas was holding the hostages it captured after the October 7 attack inside the facility.
“We had strong indications that they were held in the Shifa Hospital, which is one of the reasons we entered the hospital, he told CBS News.
“If they were (there), they were taken out,” the prime Minister said, adding that his government has “intelligence about the hostages”.
According to authorities, 237 people are being captive in Gaza, including Israelis, foreign nationals, and children. So far, four civilian hostages have been released by Hamas, and a female soldier was rescued by Israeli forces.
Israel has maintained that Hamas has a command center underneath the hospital, as well as using the medical complex as a base. However, this is being repeatedly denied by the militant group.
On a question about ending the crisis between these two states, the Prime Minister said the Palestinians need a leadership change. “I say let the Palestinians have all the powers to govern themselves, but none of the powers to threaten Israel, that means not only making sure that Gaza is deradicalized, but also that Gaza is demilitarized.
“And if you ask me, we need a different civilian leadership than the one that has been offered to the Palestinians today, he said. (Hydnow)
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