Netanyahu Opens Up About Israel’s Missteps in Dr. Phil Conversation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke in an interview with “Dr. Phil” McGraw on Thursday. He admitted that there were “failures” by Israel on October 7 when Hamas attacked Israel.

Netanyahu said, “There were failures, obviously. First of all, government. The government’s first responsibility is to protect the people. That’s the ultimate enveloping responsibility. And the people weren’t protected. We have to admit that.”

The attack on October 7 resulted in nearly 1,200 deaths, and Israel’s ongoing war in Gaza since then has led to more than 34,000 Palestinian deaths.

Netanyahu also mentioned the need for a “thorough explanation” of what happened in Israel in October 2023. He said, “I think we’re gonna have to have a thorough examination, once the war ends, of exactly what happened, how it happened, and who… you know, who made it happen?”

Netanyahu Opens Up About Israel's Missteps in Dr. Phil Conversation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

This interview with Netanyahu came after President Biden warned that he would stop providing offensive weapons like bombs and artillery shells to Israel if its forces invaded Rafah.

Biden stated, “Civilians have been killed in Gaza as a consequence of those bombs and other ways in which they go after population centers.” He added, “I made it clear that if they go into Rafah — they haven’t gone in Rafah yet — if they go into Rafah, I’m not supplying the weapons that have been used historically to deal with Rafah, to deal with the cities — that deal with that problem.”

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