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Netanyahu to push on with Rafah operation, despite international pressure

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated that Israel will push on with its military operations in Gaza, including an offensive in the southern city of Rafah. 

For weeks now, Israel has been threatening a ground operation in Rafah, where over 1 million displaced Palestinians are sheltering in makeshift homes and tents. 

Netanyahu said that Israeli forces would continue despite growing international pressure. 

"To our friends in the international community I say: is your memory so short? So quickly you forgot about 7 October, the worst massacre committed against Jews since the Holocaust?" he said at the start of Sunday's cabinet meeting.

"So quickly you are ready to deny Israel the right to defend itself against the monsters of Hamas?"