Netanyahu to Dutch PM: Israel to Continue Fight Against Terror Battalions in Rafah

By Yoni Weiss

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte meets Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Yerushalayim, Monday. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

During a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Yerushalayim on Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emphasized that Israel is committed to confronting the terror battalions in Rafah and will continue the conflict until achieving total victory over Hamas.

Rutte, in his third visit to Israel since Oct. 7, expressed concerns over the intensity of Israeli operations and called for a swift and significant reduction. He warned against a major operation in Rafah, highlighting potential catastrophic humanitarian consequences.

Rutte advocated for an immediate ceasefire, urging a lasting resolution to the conflict, which includes the establishment of a Palestinian state. The Dutch Prime Minister’s call aligns with international efforts to bring about a peaceful and sustainable solution to the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His visit includes meetings with other key figures, such as Israeli War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh.

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