During his visit to Israel, French President Emmanuel Macron suggested that the international coalition, which is currently fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, should also target the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, in Gaza. While discussing this alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Macron emphasized the shared threat of terrorism to both nations. Macron did not provide specifics about the coalition’s potential involvement but mentioned that it might focus on intelligence-sharing rather than direct combat.
- French President Emmanuel Macron proposed expanding the focus of the international coalition against the Islamic State to include combating Hamas in Gaza.
- Macron’s advisers clarified that the coalition’s involvement might revolve around sharing intelligence rather than deploying troops.
- Speaking in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Macron highlighted terrorism as a mutual threat to both France and Israel.
- Macron stressed that the fight against Hamas should be rigorous but must adhere to specific rules.
- Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed that the fight against such threats is a global responsibility, not just limited to a few nations.