Israeli PM Steps Up Gaza Bombings, Rebukes Women’s Organizations During World Address

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FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. It has become an Israeli mantra throughout the latest war in Gaza: Hamas is ISIS. Since the bloody Hamas attack on Oct. 7 that triggered the war, Israeli leaders and commanders have likened the Palestinian militant group to the Islamic State group. They point to Hamas’ brutal slaughter of hundreds of civilians and compare their Gaza war to the U.S.-led campaign to defeat IS in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool, File)
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Israeli forces stepped up their attacks in Gaza Tuesday and entered the area’s second-largest city with heavy bombardment; bodies everywhere, bloodshed and death. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a three-hour war cabinet meeting about the ongoing crisis and hostage situation. He also met with family members whose loved ones are still being held hostage.

Following what some are calling a disappointing meeting, Netanyahu then addressed the nation and said they intend to continue to occupy Gaza after the war until it is demilitarized.

He also had a message to women’s rights groups and organizations that he feels have been silent on the atrocities committed against Israeli women.

“I say to the women’s rights organizations, to the human rights organizations, you’ve heard of the rape of Israeli women, horrible atrocities, sexual mutilation — where the hell are you?” Netanyahu stated.

Hamas leader Osama Hamdan released a statement saying there would be no negotiation or prisoner exchange unless the aggression against his people stopped. The goals of Netanyahu and his army are not achievable, but rather a prelude to his defeat and trial, the leader said.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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