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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Ofer military base on Thursday (Photo: gov.il)

EU says 'famine' in Gaza, as Israel vows Rafah invasion

Israel is moving ahead with plans to invade Rafah in southern Gaza despite US pressure, as the EU says "famine" has arrived in northern Gaza.

"There are international pressures to prevent us from entering Rafah and completing the job. As prime minister of Israel, I repel these pressures," said Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (14 March).

"We will enter Rafah, we will complete the elimination of the remaining Hamas battalions," he added, referring to a Palestinian militant group whic...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Ofer military base on Thursday (Photo: gov.il)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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