Netanyahu Faces Pressure from Right-Wing Coalition on Gaza's Future

Tensions escalate between Israel and Iran, as Netanyahu faces pressure from right-wing coalition over Gaza. EU plans sanctions on Iran's drone tech and missile production.

Muthana Al-Najjar
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Netanyahu Faces Pressure from Right-Wing Coalition on Gaza's Future

Netanyahu Faces Pressure from Right-Wing Coalition on Gaza's Future

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing pressure from his right-wing coalition regarding the future of Gaza, according to an analysis by Sky News international correspondent Alex Rossi. The recent escalation of tensions between Israel and Iran has further complicated the situation, with Israel reportedly carrying out a retaliatory attack on an Iranian nuclear center and air base.

The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, expressed hope that this will be the last in the recent series of escalations, emphasizing that the next "hours and days" will be critical. Michel acknowledged the ongoing political debate within the Israeli government and stated that the EU has a responsibility to advise Israel on the matter.

In addition to the pressure on Netanyahu, the article also discussed the EU's plans to expand sanctions on Iran. These sanctions would target Iran's drone technology and missile production, and potentially blacklist the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. While the EU is moving slower than other Western counterparts in implementing these sanctions, Michel stressed that they want to send a clear signal to Iran that its behavior poses a threat to regional stability and international supply chains.

Why this matters: The escalating tensions between Israel and Iran, coupled with the pressure on Netanyahu from his right-wing coalition, could have significant implications for the future of Gaza and the broader Middle East region. The EU's potential sanctions on Iran further highlight the international community's concerns over Iran's actions and their impact on regional stability.

The recent tit-for-tat strikes between Israel and Iran have raised concerns about the possibility of a wider conflict. After an Israeli airstrike on an Iranian consulate compound in Damascus killed several Iranian military leaders, Iran launched more than 300 missiles and drones at Israel, most of which were intercepted. Israel retaliated with a suspected missile or drone attack on military targets in Iran. World leaders, including the British Prime Minister and the Australian Acting Foreign Minister, have called for calm and restraint to avoid a spiral of violence. However, the pressure on Netanyahu from right-wing coalition members to exact revenge, even at the risk of an all-out war, underscores the delicate nature of the situation.

Key Takeaways

  • Netanyahu faces pressure from right-wing coalition on Gaza's future
  • Israel reportedly attacked Iranian nuclear center, EU hopes to end escalation
  • EU plans to expand sanctions on Iran's drone, missile tech, IRGC
  • Israel-Iran tensions raise concerns of wider conflict, world leaders call for calm
  • Netanyahu's right-wing coalition pressures him to retaliate, risking all-out war