Israel will make its own decision to defend itself, says Benjamin Netanyahu

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April 18,2024 02:07 PM
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed at a cabinet meeting that Israel will make its own decisions and do whatever is necessary to protect itself, even if it contradicts advice.

Tel Aviv [Israel], April 18 (HBTV): Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed at a cabinet meeting that Israel will make its own decisions and do whatever is necessary to protect itself, even if it contradicts the advice given by its allies, as reported by The Times of Israel.  

Netanyahu made the remark at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday after meeting with the foreign ministers of the UK and Germany.         

Earlier in the day, UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock arrived in Israel after Tehran's attack on the country, on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, launching around 350 drone and missile strikes.   

Germany and the UK have called on Israel to exercise restraint after its attack, warning that any additional direct hostilities with Iran could result in all-out war in the Middle East, according to The Times of Israel.                    

However, Israel has vowed to retaliate against Iran, saying that it cannot be allowed to attack without facing repercussions.  

In his remarks at the cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that the two leaders had "all kinds of suggestions and advice." He noted that while it was appreciated, Israel would nevertheless "make our own decisions, and Israel will do everything necessary to defend itself."  

Speaking to reporters in Israel, David Cameron said that it was clear there would be retaliation against Israel. However, he expressed hope that it is carried out in a "way that is smart as well as tough and also does as little as possible to escalate this conflict." 

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.