Defiant Netanyahu vows 'there will be no ceasefire' as he pulls ALL TROOPS out of southern Gaza amid fears Israel will launch bloody offensive on Rafah despite Western outcry over soaring civilian death toll

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Dr Krieg said the 'tactical withdrawal' marked a 'very symbolic' gesture as patience in Washington and London wears thin.

However, he warned: 'I'm not sure it has any meaning in terms of a ceasefire… Israel is unlikely going to give that unilaterally. They are not ready for that. They are unprepared for that.'

While the withdrawal will likely delay the anticipated invasion of Rafah, it 'won't take them very long to put [troops] back in' if Israel does decide to proceed.

But with Israel aiming to 'eradicate' Hamas altogether, Dr Krieg warns it will take 'probably years' to achieve their objectives on the current trajectory.
Period7 Apr 2024
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  • Israel
  • Gaza