“Israel will open a safe corridor for the civilian population to exit before launching the operation in Rafah,” Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with the American ABC channel. The Israeli prime minister rejects fears of an impending disaster in Rafah, which have been raised by dozens of countries in the West and the Middle East.
“Victory is close and we will do it. We will finish off the last Hamas battalions in Rafah. But we will do this by providing a safe corridor for the civilian population to leave," Netanyahu said.
When an ABC journalist asked the prime minister where the Palestinians would go, he replied: “We are working on a plan now.”
“We don't neglect this. Removing civilians from combat zones is part of our war effort. And Hamas’s effort is to leave civilians on the battlefield.”
Netanyahu rejects the warnings that have poured in from all the world's capitals. “Those who say that under no circumstances should we enter Rafah are actually telling us to lose the war. And leave Hamas here."