Israel & Palestine

Benjamin Netanyahu rejects ‘delusional’ Hamas terms for hostage deal

user avatar Author: Editors Desk Source: Financial Times
February 7, 2024 at 15:26
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue Israel’s military offensive in Gaza until ‘total victory’ was secured © Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue Israel’s military offensive in Gaza until ‘total victory’ was secured © Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s prime minister says agreement with militant group will lead to ‘another massacre’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected as “delusional” Hamas’s conditions for a deal to release the hostages it holds in Gaza, warning that accepting the terms would lead to “another massacre”.

In a press conference on Wednesday night, Netanyahu instead vowed to continue Israel’s military offensive in Gaza until “total victory” was secured, saying his country would achieve this “within months”.

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