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Netanyahu: Israel wants to prevent war, but will act with ‘full force’ if pushed

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel must work to prevent war in the region, but warns that the IDF will act with “full force” if armed conflict is forced on the country.

Speaking at a memorial service for IDF soldiers killed the 1973 Yom Kippur War at the Mt Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem that Israel must “take every effort to prevent war, but if war is forced upon us, we will act will full force against those who are seeking to kill us.”

“In the Middle East, those who are trying to kill us are being led by Iran, which openly and aggressively calls for the destruction of Israel. It is our duty to protect ourselves from this danger, and we will continue to do so,” Netanyahu says according to a statement from his office.

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