Israeli PM: Rocket attacks make new war in Gaza inevitable

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against militants in the coastal strip inevitable, his latest...

9/12/2019 12:51:00 PM

Benjamin Netanyahu says continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against militants there inevitable. They're the latest of his headline-grabbing announcements just days before an Israel election in which he is fighting for his political life.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against militants in the coastal strip inevitable, his latest...

an hour agoIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to begin annexing West Bank settlements if he wins national elections next week. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to begin annexing West Bank settlements if he wins national elections next week. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against militants in the coastal strip inevitable, his latest headline-grabbing announcement just days before Israel heads to parliamentary elections.

Netanyahu divulged that advanced plans were in place to strike Gaza and said he would decide the optimal timing of the offensive, given the Gaza Hamas rulers’ unwillingness or inability to stop the daily barrages.The Israeli leader has been criticized for failing to respond harshly to the rockets, which have been frequently sending residents of southern Israel scurrying for cover. Netanyahu himself was whisked away by bodyguards from a campaign event on Tuesday when Palestinian militants fired rockets toward the area where he was.

Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and Hamas militants overtook the territory by force two years later. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars and engaged in several other rounds of violence over the past decade.“I do not wage war unless it is a last resort and I don’t risk the lives of our soldiers and citizens just to get applause,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Kan Reshet Bet Radio. “We will probably have no choice but to set out on a big campaign, a war against the terror forces in Gaza.”

“I won’t start it one minute before we are ready, and we are preparing for a ‘different war’,” he added, shortly before flying to Russia for a lightning meeting with President Vladimir Putin.It was Netanyahu’s first major interview to a mainstream media outlet in a frenetic campaign in which he has been dictating the agenda with a dizzying array of maneuvers. Just this week, he has alleged fraud in Arab voting areas and has pushed for legislation to place cameras in polling stations on election day. He also claimed to have located a previously unknown Iranian nuclear weapons facility and vowed to annex the heart of the West Bank if he wins re-election.

His pledge to extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley sparked international condemnation. A spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said that if it were carried through it would be a “serious violation of international law.”The U.N. statement comes after Saudi Arabia, a regional power that has grown closer to Israel in recent years, condemned the move, along with several others who warned it could inflame the Middle East and eliminate any remaining Palestinian hope of establishing a separate state.

Netanyahu said it was important to act now as President Donald Trump prepares to unveil his Mideast peace plan after the elections next Tuesday in Israel. The move was widely viewed in Israel as Netanyahu’s latest stunt to draw in right-wing voters in a hard-fought campaign.

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Mind bogglingly the rackets only launched before his elections and before his visits to USA. He will slaughter 1000 innocent lives and destorys 1000 homes in order to regain his stance as KillerZionist And eventually gets his PM post again. People are purely dumbest to the core. Quit stealing land. Long live Benjamin Netanyahu. The left leaning AP insists that he is 'his Headline-Grabbing' however, Israel should invite the Talking Heads at AP to a two week stay in the line of fire from Gaza as the Rockets rain down on their Addled Heads!

Anything to get reelected, death of a few so what, power and greed rule. Did you ask facebook if they were going to censor this? Another Trump ally that should be in jail... Benjamin Netanyahitler, that’s his real name. Was he charge for corruption? People in those country have no beef with each others. It's the fck up people who run the country that keep want this bs. Remove those in charge and stability will come.

He will be defeated. He loves attacking so then he will steal their home. Can't do it if there is peace. He like Trump! Inciting hatred against Palestinians as a way of staying in power. In U.S Trump with his anti-migrant,anti-Muslim anti-Chinese trade & pro-Zionist mideast policy inciting Americans for 4 more years of Trump hell! Savages everywhere! No love for their fellow man?

If you read these replies you’ll see all the Bots Bibi is pushing to help himself. This vile person and his cohorts deserve life in jail and the confiscation of all their ill gotten gains. Wag the dog. He is a useless conman just like DJT. Netanyahu does what is good for Netanyahu. He makes pronouncements intended to drive base voters to the polls, just like POtuS45, and just as corrupt.

HE'S A LIAR AND A CRIMINAL! Reminder 👇 “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received on Wednesday a three-month delay, until October, for a hearing to argue against the attorney-general's plan to indict him on graft charges” gaza hezbollah acts on behalf of Iran. There is gapless command chain. But UnitedStates is incompetent to manage proxies Iran & NorthKorea bc POTUS realDonaldTrump fights an economic war against Russia ( sanctions) & China. KremlinRussia_E has the key ( & XiJinping )

Wow. Could you be more blatant in your spin? Clearly the doesn’t want Netanyahu to win. Which is yet another great reason why Netanyahu needs to remain Prime Minister of Israel. Bolton is free to help sell the idea. 'Never saw a war he didn't like.'truthbetold terrorists. not 'militants'. US Govt - Israel was most likely behind the placement of cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locals around Washington, D.C., according to 3 former senior U.S. officials. Trump, crickets. Israel

What did they expect when they made another land grab? This headline isn't biased. Headline-grabbing announcements? People die in these rocket attacks. People are injured in these rocket attacks. People lose homes and livelihoods in these rocket attacks. People have their daily lives upended in these rocket attacks. Fix your skirt, AP, your bias is showing.

deliberately change the word terrorist into militants from the quote. Is this journalism? Quoting some one and them changing words to suit own agenda. Presstitutes Militant Terrorists! BLAST THEM !!! A war in already suffering Gaza will bring Jews votes for Netanyahu in upcoming election.. Bibi is desperate to have a War in helpless Gaza Palestine

Palestinians are terrorists

Israeli PM: Rocket attacks make new war in Gaza inevitableJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against militants in the coastal strip inevitable, his latest... Since when have Likud cared about international law? no shit What’s the next headline...Israel to Annex Iran...

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stageIsraeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palest... ... As coward as 45* petty and sadistic Clarification: Israel strikes Gaza after rocket was aimed and headed towards PM netanyahu along with over 500,000 civilians...

Israeli PM: Rocket attacks make new war in Gaza inevitableJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against militants in the coastal strip inevitable, his latest... Since when have Likud cared about international law? no shit What’s the next headline...Israel to Annex Iran...

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket sirens force Netanyahu off stageIsraeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palest... ... As coward as 45* petty and sadistic Clarification: Israel strikes Gaza after rocket was aimed and headed towards PM netanyahu along with over 500,000 civilians...

The Latest: Rocket fire forces Israeli PM to cut short eventBREAKING: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was whisked away from a campaign rally after air raid sirens sounded. Netanyahu told the audience to remain calm as his guards led him away. 'Remain calm' as he hides from incoming rockets? Sure.... the timing.