i24 News – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to French President Emmanuel Macron’s comment on Israel killing civilians in Gaza. Israel’s PM stated that: “It must be remembered that Israel entered the war due to that terrorist organization’s brutal murder of hundreds of Israelis and holding hostage more than 200 Israelis.”
He added that “While Israel does everything in its power to avoid harming civilians and urges them to leave the battle areas, Hamas – ISIS is doing all it can to prevent them from moving to safe areas and uses them as human shields.”
Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron:
“The responsibility for any harm to civilians lies with Hamas – ISIS and not with Israel.
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) November 10, 2023
Netanyahu also warned that “The crimes being committed today by Hamas – ISIS in Gaza will be committed tomorrow in Paris, New York and all over the world. The leaders of the world should be condemning Hamas – ISIS, not Israel.”
In his interview to BBC released earlier on Friday, Macron said: “De facto – today, civilians are bombed – de facto. These babies, these ladies, these old people are bombed and killed. So there is no reason for that and no legitimacy. So we do urge Israel to stop.”
‘This might have been the day when Macron felt that he has to counter balance some of the very pro-Israeli statements at the beginning of the war’, says @ShekDaniel to @Nicole_Zedek adding that it might be the beginning of the end of international solidarity with Israel pic.twitter.com/iTgHhtohRs
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) November 11, 2023
France’s President also stated that “we do share [Israel’s] pain. And we do share their willingness to get rid of terrorism. We know what terrorism means in France,” but there is “no justification” for “bombing of civilians” in Gaza.
During his solidarity visit to Israel earlier last month, Macron suggested establishing an international coalition “to fight Hamas-Isis”: “We have to renew the political process for peace, but Hamas is a terrorist group that does not represent the Palestinian people.” Back then, the French leader also stated: “I come to tell you of our solidarity, and that you have every right to defend yourself. You are not alone.”
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