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Netanyahu: Israel Has White House’s ‘Full Backing’ Despite Disputes

(JNS) Despite differences of opinion, U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration fully support Israel’s goal of destroying the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

“I greatly appreciate the American support for destroying Hamas and returning our hostages,” Netanyahu said in a video statement. “Following an intensive dialogue with President Biden and his team, we received full backing for the ground incursion and blocking the international pressure to stop the war.

“Yes, there is disagreement about ‘the day after Hamas’ and I hope that we will reach agreement here as well,” stated the premier, vowing not to repeat the “mistake” of the Oslo Accords, signed between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993 and 1995.

“After the great sacrifice of our civilians and our soldiers, I will not allow the entry into Gaza of those who educate for terrorism, support terrorism and finance terrorism,” Netanyahu said.

“Gaza will be neither Hamastan nor Fatahstan,” he added, referring to the Fatah faction controlled by P.A. chief Mahmoud Abbas.

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Monday said he would discuss “timetables” for ending “high-intensity operations” in the Gaza Strip with Netanyahu when he visits Jerusalem later this week.

Sullivan said he would also speak to Netanyahu about his recent comments that Israel will maintain security control over Gaza after defeating Hamas.

During a stormy discussion in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee on Monday, Netanyahu said there is no way the Palestinian Authority will be allowed to rule Gaza in a post-Hamas reality. “The difference between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority is only that Hamas wants to destroy us here and now, and the P.A. wants to do it in stages.”

Netanyahu’s firm stance against a P.A.-controlled Gaza Strip is at odds with Washington, which has taken the position that the PA is the best alternative.

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