Netanyahu also told a press conference that other countries must give more help in the
struggle to free more than 230 hostages seized by Hamas in its October 7 attacks.
Vowing that Israel would “fight until this battle is won”, Netanyahu assured that his
army was going out of its way to “prevent civilian casualties” in Gaza.
Meanwhile, UN aid agencies repeated their calls for a humanitarian ceasefire at an
emergency UN Security Council meeting, insisting that at least 8,306 people, mostly
civilians, have been killed in Israeli air and artillery strikes since the war erupted on
UNICEF says the situation in Gaza is growing worse by the hour, and the “true cost of
this latest escalation will be measured in children’s lives”