Bibi Says He’s Going to Massacre Rafah with or Without Hostage Deal

Bibi saying he’s going to attack Rafah with or without a hostage deal is obviously a way to torpedo the hostage deal. Supposedly, the point of the operation was to free the hostages (though that never made any sense).

The goal was also to “destroy Hamas,” which was nonsensical. The only possible objective, from the beginning, was killing everyone in Gaza.

You would think that the fact that Bibi is openly declaring he doesn’t care about the hostages would make some of his citizens angry.

However, the evidence is that aside from the families, no one in Israel cares much about the hostages. They just care about killing Arab children.

The Guardian:

Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that Israel will proceed with an offensive on the southern Gaza city of Rafah even if renewed efforts at internationally brokered talks with Hamas result in the release of hostages and a ceasefire.

Mediators led by Egypt have renewed efforts aimed at a truce in recent days after it became clearer that Israel is preparing for its long-threatened ground operation in Rafah. The city on the Egyptian border is the only part of the Palestinian territory that has not faced ground fighting, and more than half of the strip’s 2.3 million population has sought shelter there.

Speaking in Jerusalem on Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister said: “The idea that we will halt the war before achieving all of its goals is out of the question. We will enter Rafah and we will eliminate the Hamas battalions there – with or without a deal, in order to achieve total victory.”

This week’s talks in Cairo are widely viewed as the last opportunity to salvage a diplomatic solution to free Israeli hostages and a pause or end to the war. A Hamas delegation left the Egyptian capital on Monday, saying they would return again with a written response to Israel’s latest ceasefire proposal, and on Tuesday, while it is believed Israel is waiting for the Palestinian militant group’s response before sending its own delegation.

Netanyahu’s latest comments, made during a meeting with members of two right wing groups representing hostage families and bereaved soldiers’ families, came hours before the arrival of the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, on a visit to advance the truce talks. It was not immediately clear whether they would impact Hamas’s response.

He said he has to do this because of the “Holocaust,” an event nearly 100 years ago when Adolf Hitler forced all of the Jews to take off their shoes and then throw their shoes into a big pile.