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Netanyahu ignores pleas, "isn't keen on a ceasefire" - Helen Clark

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Publish Date
Fri, 16 Feb 2024, 8:26AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, takes a seat before his meeting with France's Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne, right, in Jerusalem Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. 5, 2024. Photo / Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool via AP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, takes a seat before his meeting with France's Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne, right, in Jerusalem Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. 5, 2024. Photo / Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool via AP

Netanyahu ignores pleas, "isn't keen on a ceasefire" - Helen Clark

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 16 Feb 2024, 8:26AM

Worried have been sparked that Israel's Prime Minister is ignoring pleas from other countries to not continue with a ground offensive into Rafah.  

New Zealand, Australia, and Canada have issued a joint statement warning that a humanitarian ceasefire is urgently needed. 

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark told Mike Hosking that Netanyahu isn't listening.  

She said that even countries extremely close to Israel, such as the USA, are saying not to do this, but Netanyahu continues to say he is preparing the ground. 

Around 1.5-million Palestinian refugees are sheltering there with nowhere else to go. 

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