Israel-Gaza: Netanyahu says operation against Hamas will continue – BBC News

An Israeli Arab member of Israel’s parliament has alleged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is deliberately stoking communal tensions in the belief that it may benefit him politically.

The violence in Israeli cities and towns with mixed Jewish-Arab populations, and the hostilities between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants in Gaza, have disrupted efforts by the prime minister’s political opponents to replace him by forming a new government with a parliamentary majority. Mr Netanyahu was given the first opportunity to do so after March’s inconclusive general election, but he was unable to do so. Opposition leader Yair Lapid has 20 days left before his mandate expires.

Israel-Gaza: Netanyahu says operation against Hamas will continue – BBC News