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US Secretary of State Assesses Israel’s Attack on Rafah Did Not Eliminate Hamas


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United States (US) Minister of Foreign Affairs (Menlu), Antony Blinken, commented on Israel’s attack on Rafah City in Gaza, Palestine. Blinken said the Israeli attack would not eliminate Hamas.

Reported by AFP on Sunday (12/5/2024), according to Blinken, Israel’s all-out attack on the city of Rafah in Gaza would trigger “anarchy” without eliminating Hamas. He also agreed that Israeli forces had killed more civilians than Hamas militants.

“Israel is on track to potentially inherit an insurgency with many armed left-wing members of Hamas or, if Israel leaves, a vacuum filled by chaos, filled by anarchy and perhaps refilled by Hamas,” Minister Antony Blinken said at the “Meet” event. the Press” on NBC.

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When asked on CBS whether the US agreed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement that Israeli forces had killed more civilians than Hamas militants since the war began on October 7, Blinken simply answered, “Yes, we do.”

He also stressed that President Joe Biden’s control over Israel’s arsenal – as the US continues to press Israel to do more to protect civilians and avoid a full-scale invasion of Rafah – is still limited to 3,500 “high-capacity” weapons. bomb.

Blinken said the United States continues to pressure Israeli leaders to provide a plan for Gaza once the war finally ends.

“We also haven’t seen a plan for what will happen the day after the war in Gaza ends,” he told NBC, adding, “We’ve talked to them about better ways to get lasting results.”

Blinken said Hamas militants had returned to certain areas of northern Gaza.

A large-scale invasion, he said on CBS, “has the potential to cause enormous losses.” And, he added, Israel “will be left to bear the brunt of a prolonged rebellion.”

Asked about a State Department report issued on Friday that said Israel had likely violated international legal norms in its use of US weapons, Blinken said there was still too little evidence to warrant ending all military support.

The chaotic and dangerous conditions of the war, he said, made it “extremely difficult” to determine exactly what was going on, or what weapons were used, in any particular action.

Republicans have been highly critical of even Biden’s limited pause in providing bombs.

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