In a stern warning to the Palestinian Authority, after they denied Hamas’ involvement in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not allow anyone to run the civilian administration in Gaza the day Hamas is eliminated by Israel. to support terrorism.
As the war between Israel and Hamas enters its 44th day, Netanyahu said in a video posted on X on Sunday that the Palestinian president continues to refuse to condemn the horrific carnage carried out by Hamas.
Along with the posted video, he wrote: “The Palestinian Foreign Ministry released a shocking announcement today – denying that Hamas was responsible for the horrific massacre at the Ra’im party and blaming it on Israel.”
Claiming that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has long denied Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel, Netanyahu added: “It is not enough that for 44 days Abu Mazen (also known as Mahmoud Abbas) refuses to condemn the terrible massacre; now his people deny this massacre and shift the blame to Israel. Holocaust denier Abu Mazen now also denies the massacre of Hamas and ISIS.’
“I want to be clear: the day after we eliminate Hamas, we will not allow anyone running the civilian administration in Gaza to deny terrorism, support terrorism, pay for terrorism, and raise their children to terrorize and destroy the State of Israel. Netanyahu warned.
“We won’t allow that,” he remarked.
In particular, according to a document distributed by the Palestinian Authority, it accused Israel of allegedly “inventing” media content to justify its war against Gaza. This claim is based on a preliminary investigation conducted by the Israeli police.
The Palestinian Authority claimed in an official statement issued by its foreign ministry that Israeli helicopters bombed Israelis on October 7 during the Supernova music festival, according to The Times of Israel.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an earlier statement that an agreement to secure the release of about 240 hostages held by Hamas had not been reached with the terror group “yet” and rejected “many incorrect reports” by the media in recent days about imminent deals to free at least some of the hostages, he said on Sunday, The Times of Israel.
He claimed that if a deal was reached, the Israeli public would be informed.
This happened during a Saturday evening press conference where Netanyahu said: “We are marching with you; I march with you; all the people of Israel are marching with you,” referring to the five-day march the hostage families made from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem through Saturday.
The conflict in Gaza escalated after a Hamas attack on October 7, when some 2,500 terrorists breached the border into Israel from the Gaza Strip, resulting in casualties and hostage-taking.
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