Netanyahu suddenly left the cabinet meeting. The reason is Putin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly left a cabinet meeting to speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This information was provided by Netanyahu’s spokesperson in a commentary for The Times of Israel. The conversation lasted 50 minutes. It has not been confirmed who initiated the call. The Russians are silent for now. The Times of Israel reported that the conversation took place in a tense atmosphere.

Two days ago, on December 8, during a Security Council meeting, Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, called Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip “crimes against humanity.”

Powerful words from Netanyahu: Other countries must understand too

The US was alone in vetoing the UN Security Council resolution calling for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip.

The draft resolution vetoed by the US on Friday was supported by thirteen countries, with one country – Great Britain – abstaining.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude to the United States for this decision. The politician assured that the war would continue until the complete destruction of Hamas and the release of all Israelis still held captive by terrorists.

– Other countries must also understand that it is impossible on the one hand to support the elimination of Hamas and on the other hand to call for an end to the war, which would make the elimination of Hamas impossible. (…) Israel will continue our just war to eliminate Hamas and achieve the remaining war goals we have set, the Israeli Prime Minister said.

“After the destruction of Hamas”

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour, for his part, said the outcome of the vote was “disastrous.” – Millions of Palestinian lives are at stake. Each of them is holy and worthy of saving, he said.

The UN Security Council’s decision was critically assessed by Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who after October 7 repeatedly criticized the UN Security Council for its bias and lack of an appropriate response to the humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip. After Friday’s decision, the US reiterated that the body whose mission is to achieve world peace has become Israel’s defender

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Gilad Erdan did not address the Security Council after the vote, but said in a statement: “A ceasefire will only be possible after the return of all hostages and the destruction of Hamas.”

Source: Do Rzeczy