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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is ready to stand alone after Joe Biden promised to stop sending weapons if a Rafah offensive is carried out. Photo: Abir Sultan / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 05/09/2024 21:24:37

War and conflicts: – If we have to stand alone, then we will stand alone, says Netanyahu in a statement on X.

The comment comes after US President Joe Biden warned on Wednesday that he would stop some arms deliveries to Israel if the country goes ahead with the long-announced ground invasion of Rafah, a city in the southernmost part of the Gaza Strip. According to the UN, over 1.1 million internally displaced Palestinians have sought refuge there.

– I have made it clear that if they enter Rafah – they have not entered Rafah yet – then I will not send the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah, to deal with the cities, Biden said in the interview.

Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari claimed on Thursday evening that Israel has enough weapons to “complete the mission in Rafah”.

– The United States has helped us in an unprecedented way since the war started. We have our own interests, and we take into account the interests of the United States, he said in a televised speech.

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