Netanyahu to Republicans: Israel will continue its efforts to defeat Hamas

Israel National News reports: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Republican senators on Wednesday that Israel will continue its efforts to defeat Hamas in the Gaza Strip, senators told reporters after he addressed a party lunch, according to Reuters.

‘He’s going to do what he said he’s going to do. He’s going to finish it,’ Senator Jim Risch said.

Risch, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Netanyahu had addressed civilian casualties and the need to get more aid into Gaza. He said Netanyahu was ‘very supportive’ of plans to build a temporary pier and bring in aid by sea.

‘He’s very sensitive to the fact that every civilian casualty is a very unfortunate event,’ Risch said.

‘We asked … him for an update and we got it on the war, on the release of the hostages and in the efforts to defeat Hamas. We told him Israel has every right to defend themselves and he said that’s exactly what they continue to do,’ Senator John Barrasso said…”

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