Response to strikes on Biden's borders in Rafah – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

Response to strikes on Biden's borders in Rafah – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

Philip Calvin McGraw, better known as Dr. Phil, traveled to Israel and interviewed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In the interview, which was broadcast on the US television program “Dr. Phil Primetime” on Friday night, the two spoke about the long-announced invasion of Rafah and the relationship with the United States.

As for the United States, the largest arms supplier and Israel's closest ally, it has moved from providing full support to expressing its concern for civilians and threatening to halt arms shipments.

-I hope we can overcome our differences now. “But we will do what we must to protect our country and our future,” Netanyahu said.

On Thursday, President Biden gave a speech in which he threatened to withdraw part of the support for Israel in the war against Hamas. The United States is Israel's closest ally and largest arms supplier.

Photograph: Maury Gash/AP

He pleaded guilty on October 7

Dr. Phil's motivation for doing the interview was to focus on the terrorist attack that occurred on October 7, 2023, as he himself said.

Netanyahu admitted that the government made several mistakes that day.

– Several errors that occurred that day were revealed. First and foremost by the government. People were not protected.

The demonstrators in Jerusalem are demanding an agreement to release the Israeli hostages kidnapped by Hamas in October

The demonstrators in Jerusalem are demanding an agreement to release the Israeli hostages who were kidnapped by Hamas during the terrorist attack last October.

Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

The then IDF intelligence chief, Aharon Haleva, resigned from his position earlier this spring. He said that the unit “did not live up to the level of trust given to it” to protect the Israelis.

– How do they differentiate between Hamas and civilians?

The Biden administration said it could not support a large-scale invasion of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip without a credible plan to protect civilians.

– How do they differentiate between Hamas and Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip? Dr. Phil asked Netanyahu, noting that many claim that part of Hamas' tactics is to stay close to civilians.

Netanyahu did not answer the question directly, but he said that this tactic makes the task more difficult for the Israeli defense.

Car with luggage on roof.  Children in the car

The Israeli army asked the Palestinians in Rafah to leave the city, otherwise they would be bombed. UNRWA reported that about 80,000 people had left the city since the order was issued on Monday morning.

Photo: Agence France-Presse

NRK's ​​Middle East correspondent, Yama Wasmal, asked the same question when she interviewed David Mincer, an Israeli government spokesman.

Menser replied: – We followed the gold standard when we targeted the war against terrorists, and kept civilians away from dangerous areas.

– The European Union says it is using famine as a weapon against 2.2 million people in the Gaza Strip. This doesn't sound like a gold standard, Wlasmal said.

I was born in the Rafah refugee camp, south of Gaza, in front of a white tent with holy books on it "Thank you, Columbia students"

He was born in the Rafah refugee camp, south of Gaza, in front of a white tent with the words “Thank you, Colombian students.” Students and others who oppose the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, as well as US support for it, have demonstrated on several American universities in recent weeks.

Photography: Jibril Abu Kamil/NRK

It can carry more weapons

Netanyahu's government has long remained silent regarding Washington's abstention from delivering air bombs to Israel last week. But Biden came out publicly this week and said that this was part of a warning against entering Rafah.

– Civilians killed in Gaza due to bombs. It's just a mistake, he said in an interview CNN.

He threatened to stop many US arms shipments to Israel if the army entered Rafah with ground forces.

– You cannot support Israel's right to defend itself, and then oppose it when Israel defends itself, this is what Netanyahu commented on that in the interview with Dr. Phil.

-He will only fight with Nevin

The tone between Israel and the United States has calmed, and on Thursday a number of Israeli government ministers came out with their reactions to Biden's threats.

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Netanyahu told Dr. Phil that Israel is trying to stand alone in the war. He showed no concern about what a potential halt in arms deliveries might mean for the outcome of the war.

-You said that we would only fight with the Nevans if we had to. “But I assure you, we have more than just our souls,” he said.

Cleaning work after the Israeli attacks in Rafah on Tuesday.

Cleaning work after the Israeli attacks in Rafah on Tuesday.

Photo: Reuters

Since Monday night, Israel has bombed parts of Rafah, where more than a million Palestinians have taken refuge after bombing other Gaza cities together. 600,000 of those residing in the city are children, according to UNICEF.

Many heads of state and humanitarian organizations around the world have warned that an invasion of the city would be a bloodbath for civilians.




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