Netanyahu: Israel won the War of Independence despite arms embargo; we’ll fight with our fingernails if needed

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, May 9, 2024 (GPO screenshot)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, May 9, 2024 (GPO screenshot)

Ahead of Israel’s Independence Day next week and after the US threatened to withhold certain weapons from Israel if it widens its ground offensive in Rafah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows once again that if Israel “has to stand alone, we will stand alone.”

“During the War of Independence 76 years ago, we were few against many,” he says. “We had no weapons, there was an arms embargo on Israel, but with the strength of the soul, the bravery and the unity within us — we won.”

“Today we are much stronger,” Netanyahu continues. “We are determined and we are united to defeat our enemy and those who seek to destroy us.

“If we have to stand alone, we will stand alone. I’ve already said, if we need to, we will fight with our fingernails. But we have much more than fingernails.”

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