Netanyahu, Dutch PM discuss war Goals, humanitarian aid

Jerusalem, on Wednesday, 13 March 2024, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Prime Minister’s Office. This marks their fourth meeting since the onset of the conflict. During their discussions, Netanyahu stressed the strategic importance of entering Rafah for achieving the objectives of the war and warned against the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state, viewing it as a victory for Hamas.

The meeting also covered the topic of humanitarian aid, with Netanyahu urging the Netherlands to participate in the maritime corridor initiative aimed at facilitating aid delivery. Furthermore, Netanyahu expressed Israel’s intention to take over the functions of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip, ensuring that humanitarian aid continues uninterrupted. He also acknowledged and appreciated the Dutch decision to halt funding for UNRWA.–Web Desk