NIn a statement from the office of the Israeli head of government, Netanyahu acknowledged that the military effort “is being carried out in the midst of complicated international pressure”, but assured that it will not be this pressure that will change the war strategy against the Islamist group Hamas.

“I can guarantee one thing: that’s not why we’re going to change this reality,” said Netanyahu, referring to the fight against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, triggered after the attack by this extremist movement on Israeli territory on October 7.

The Israeli Prime Minister took the opportunity to demonstrate his support for the Armed Forces, while also highlighting that his country is in a difficult situation on several fronts: to the south, in Gaza; to the north, with daily crossfire with Hezbollah in Lebanon; and in the center of the country, with the escalation of violence in the West Bank.

Today, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, announced that Spain “will intervene in the procedure” of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) initiated by South Africa regarding the war in Gaza, in which it accuses Israel of committing genocide.

The Spanish Government – which this week recognized the Palestinian State – thus joins Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua and Libya, countries that have already supported the process, and Chile, whose president Gabriel Boric announced on June 1st that he would also do so .

Furthermore, 17 countries – including Portugal – launched a joint appeal in favor of a ceasefire and the release of hostages, which the US Government made visible in a statement.

The declaration is signed by the leaders of the United States, Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

As a backdrop, Israel continues to be immersed in negotiations with Hamas, mediated by Egypt, Qatar and the United States, without any of the parties giving up on their red line: the end of the war.

“An agreement that does not explicitly include a permanent ceasefire makes no sense,” Hamas assured today, referring to the truce proposal announced by US President Joe Biden, which leaves the definitive end of the war an open question. to be negotiated at a later stage.

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