Report: Netanyahu told Biden Gaza ground op inevitable

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Joe Biden that Israel has no choice but to launch a ground operation against Hamas in Gaza, the Axios news site reports.

“We have to go in. We can’t negotiate now,” Netanyahu is quoted saying. “We need to restore deterrence.”

Netanyahu and others have promised to strike hard at Hamas in Gaza, but have not said a ground incursion is being planned.

According to the report, which cites three US and Israeli sources, Biden did not try to change Netanyahu’s mind.

The premier also reportedly said that Israel was concerned about a second front opening up with Hezbollah.

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