Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an unique interview with Fox Information Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier insisted a cease-fire is just not an possibility though operations in Gaza have taken “longer” than deliberate. 

“One factor we have not agreed to is a cease-fire,” Netanyahu mentioned through the interview that aired Thursday on “Particular Report with Bret Baier.”

“A cease-fire with Hamas means give up to Hamas, give up to terror and the victory of the Iran’s axis of terror, so there will not be a cease-fire with out the discharge of Israeli hostages,” he insisted. 

Requires a ceasefire have continued to plague each American and Israeli officers because the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) presses on with its efforts to wipe out Hamas and make sure the terrorist group can not function inside the Gaza Strip. 

The Hamas-run Gaza Well being Ministry reported that over 10,000 folks have died, with multiples extra injured as a result of IDF bombings that intention to kill Hamas officers and bases of operation, together with the intensive tunnel community that exists all through Gaza Metropolis. 

Critics, together with President Biden, have forged doubt on the numbers reported by the ministry, with some reviews noting that the ministry doesn’t distinguish between civilians and combatants in its counts, and Netanyahu this week claimed the IDF has killed “hundreds” of terrorists. 


Bret Baier interviews Benjamin Netanyahu

Fox Information Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier conducts an unique interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on requires a cease-fire; the censure of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; and the way forward for Gaza after Hamas is eradicated. (Fox Information)

“[The army] is preventing the terrorists each above floor and beneath floor,” Netanyahu advised Baier. “We’re doing every thing in our energy to cut back civilian casualties: We’ve managed protected zones and protected corridors so civilians can hear our name to depart, though Hamas is making an attempt to maintain them in.”

He claimed that fifty,000 folks departed Gaza Metropolis, within the northern a part of the strip, to the southern protected zone two days in the past, and one other 70,000 on the day of the interview. In the meantime, Hamas militants have tried to maintain civilians within the north – an act that Netanhayu described to Baier and a Palestinian activist beforehand mentioned with Fox Information Digital. 


“Not solely do they homicide and mutilate, rape and homicide ladies burn youngsters alive, take hostages of toddlers, infants, aged, Holocaust survivors, the worst savagery perpetrated on the Jewish folks for the reason that Holocaust … Not solely do they do this, however they really goal their very own civilians,” Netanyahu lamented. “That’s, they wish to preserve their civilians as a human protect.”

Netanyahu admitted that the operations haven’t progressed on the tempo he had initially anticipated, however he credited the assist from the U.S. Congress and Biden as “very, essential” to the general success of the IDF operations. 

“It is taking slightly longer than I had hoped,” Netanyahu mentioned. “I hope we might do it very quick, however we’ve battled circumstances on the bottom, the protection of our personal forces, the hostages. We wish to get out and the humanitarian corridors.”

Israelis remain committed to the military mission in Gaza, despite international public opinion.

Israelis stay dedicated to the army mission in Gaza, regardless of worldwide public opinion. (AP Photograph/Bernat Armangue, File)

“So it is taken a short while, however … I very a lot recognize the assist that President Biden has proven, the administration has proven, and admittedly, the American folks have proven and within the Congress have proven on each side of the aisle,” he added. 


Nonetheless, assist has not remained unanimous throughout the U.S., and Netanyahu commented on the censure of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., following her feedback associated to the explosion on the al-Ahli Arab Hospital and her refusal to apologize for utilizing the “From the River to the Sea” chant, which many have insisted is a name to wipe Israel off the map. 

Rashida Tlaib speaks in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., not too long ago known as out President Biden for his declaration of assist for Israel. She accused him of supporting the “genocide” of Palestinians and warned that she and others may vote for an additional presidential candidate in 2024. (AP/Jose Luis Magana)

The censure effort succeeded because of assist from 22 Democrat representatives who agreed that her language required an official reprimand – a stance that Netanyahu supported. 

“What this congresswoman is asking for is Palestine and genocide, the elimination of the Jewish state, the one and solely Jewish state of the Jewish folks,” Netanyahu mentioned. “That is absurd, and I salute the Congress for censoring [sic] her.”

NYPD officers at Grand Central

NYPD officers reply as folks display calling for a cease-fire amid battle between Israel and Hamas, at Grand Central Station in New York Metropolis on October 27, 2023. Hundreds of individuals, each Israeli and Palestinians, have died since October 7, 2023, after Palestinian Hamas militants primarily based within the Gaza Strip, entered southern Israel in a shock assault main Israel to declare battle on Hamas in Gaza the next day. (Photograph by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photograph by KENA BETANCUR/AFP through Getty Pictures) (KENA BETANCUR/AFP through Getty Pictures))

He acknowledged that the protests throughout the U.S. and a few components of the world, during which demonstrators repeat the mantra amongst others – together with a disturbing incident in Australia during which the crowds chanted “Gasoline the Jews” – could embody “naïve folks,” however he maintained that “there are lots of people who know precisely what they’re saying.”


The protesters have aligned themselves with Hamas, in accordance with Netanyahu. Throughout his speech alongside German Chancellor Olaf Schulz final month, Netanyahu known as Hamas “the brand new Nazis.” 

“That is what they’re aligning themselves with,” Netanyahu advised Baier. “We now have to guard not solely our lives, however our future.” 

Netanyahu insisted that the longer term doesn’t embody an prolonged keep within the Gaza Strip as soon as the IDF cripples and eliminates Hamas, saying that Israel doesn’t “search to manipulate Gaza.” 


“We don’t search to occupy, however we search to offer it and us a greater future in the complete Center East,” he argued. “That requires defeating Hamas. I’ve set targets. I didn’t set a timetable as a result of it may possibly take extra time.”

“I want it’ll take some time, however we’re continuing step-by-step, lowering our casualties within the course of, making an attempt to cut back and decrease civilian casualties and maximize the casualties of the Hamas terrorists, and up to now I believe it’s continuing properly.” 

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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