Netanyahu says no cease-fire with Hamas, blames militants for civilian deaths

SpaceWar.com reports: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday refused to consider global calls for a humanitarian cease-fire in Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, citing the threat posed by the Hamas militant group.

In a briefing with foreign media at the Israeli Defense Forces’ headquarters in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu declared Israel is engaged in a battle with the ‘enemies of civilization itself’ and that any cease-fire with Hamas would be tantamount to surrender.

‘Calls for a cease-fire are calls for Israel to surrender to Hamas, to surrender to terrorism, to surrender to barbarism,’ the Israeli leader said. ‘This is a time for everyone to decide where they stand, Israel will stand against the forces of barbarism until victory.’

Netanyahu urged countries around the world to support Israel’s military campaign three days after the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an immediate ‘humanitarian truce’ to end the ongoing fighting…”

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