Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Friday to French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks, saying that “responsibility for the harm that has happened to civilians belongs to Hamas-ISIS and not to Israel,” his services reported via X (the former Twitter).

Netanyahu added that “Israel entered this war because a terrorist organization brutally murdered hundreds of Israelis and kidnapped more than 200. While Israel does everything in its power to avoid harming civilians and urges them to leave the fighting areas, Hamas-ISIS is doing everything it can to prevent them from moving to safe areas and using them as human shields.

“Hamas – ISIS is cruelly holding our people hostage – women, children, the elderly – and thus committing a crime against humanity.

Hamas – ISIS uses schools, mosques and hospitals as terrorist command centers,” he states, among other things.

The Israeli prime minister concludes that “the crimes committed today by Hamas – ISIS in Gaza will be committed tomorrow in Paris, New York and all over the world.

World leaders should condemn Hamas – ISIS, not Israel.”