Israel Says Gaza Onslaught Will Continue ‘With or Without’ World Support

The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly for a ceasefire in Gaza

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Wednesday vowed that the brutal Israeli assault on Gaza will continue “with or without” global support after the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in support of a ceasefire.

“Israel will continue the war against Hamas with or without international support. A ceasefire at the current stage is a gift to the terrorist organization Hamas and will allow it to return and threaten the residents of Israel,” Cohen said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made similar comments, insisting the international pressure will not stop his campaign. “We are continuing until the end, there is no question,” he said. “I say this even given the great pain, and the international pressure. Nothing will stop us, we will continue until the end, until victory, nothing less.”

Other Israeli officials have signaled the onslaught in Gaza could last months or even more than a year. In just over two months, over 18,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including over 7,000 children. The UN and aid groups working in Gaza are warning that Palestinians in the besieged enclave are starving, and disease is spreading. As the war drags on, people will likely start dying from the horrific conditions brought on by the Israeli siege.

Despite the brutality of the siege, the US continues to provide Israel with unconditional military support and political cover. The US was one out of 10 nations to vote against the ceasefire resolution at the UN General Assembly, which received support from 153 of the 193 members of the body. The US also vetoed a similar resolution at the UN Security Council.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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