The United States has sought clarification on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments about control of Gaza after the war.
On Sunday (November 12), Israel-based media Times of Israel reported this information based on the source of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority.
According to the report, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said last Saturday that Israel will not relinquish security control of Gaza after the war. The United States has asked for an explanation of his statement. US officials have asked what Prime Minister Netanyahu meant by security controls in the speech.
Meanwhile, Ireland is going to hold a vote in Parliament next Wednesday to expel the Israeli ambassador.
The left-wing Social Democrats said last week that they would introduce a motion in parliament next week to expel Ambassador Dana Erlich “due to the failure of the Israeli state to prevent the targeting of civilians, journalists, UN staff and health workers”.
The Social Democrats hold only six of the 160 seats in the Irish Parliament Dáil Éireann. However, some left-wing groups may support the proposal to cancel the diplomatic status of Israeli ambassador Erlich.
The centre-right Fianna Fáil, the largest party in parliament, has also called for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador. But they said they would raise a proposal to take Israel to the International Criminal Court.
It should be noted that Israel has an unusual tension with the European country Ireland. Many consider the Palestinian movement to be similar to their struggle for independence from Britain.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar supports Israel’s right to self-defense, but sees the bombing of Gaza as “collective punishment” and “much more retaliation.”
Irish President Michael D Higgins is also a critic of Israel. He criticized Israel for violating international law.
Source: Times of Israel and others