29 Oct 2023

Netanyahu invokes the Old Testament in fight against ‘evil’ Hamas

Europe Editor and Presenter

At a rare press conference yesterday, Israel’s Prime Minister sought to put on a show of unity, appearing alongside his defence minister and opposition leader Benny Gantz.

Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the offensive in Gaza is “Israel’s second war of independence”, but hours later he sparked a furious backlash across the political spectrum with an ill-judged tweet blaming others for the Hamas attacks.