Israel will proceed its army marketing campaign in Gaza to destroy Hamas as soon as the present truce settlement expires, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed German broadcaster Welt TV in an interview printed Tuesday.
The prime minister didn’t remark on how lengthy the present truce, now in its fifth day, could possibly be prolonged.
“We agreed that the women, children and foreign hostages would be released first,” Netanyahu mentioned within the interview, performed in English and later translated into German by Welt TV.
“After this happens, we will continue to fight,” he added.
Hamas, the Palestinian extremist group that seized energy in Gaza by drive in 2007, has dedicated the worst killings, Netanyahu mentioned, referring to brutal assaults dedicated on October 7 by Hamas fighters and different Gaza teams in opposition to Israeli border communities, the place round 1,200 folks have been killed.
“We have absolutely no choice but to destroy Hamas,” Netanyahu mentioned forward of the bloodbath.
Israel will proceed to do all the things in its energy to spare as many civilians within the Gaza Strip as potential, he mentioned. However, in keeping with Hamas, practically 15,000 folks have already been killed and round 36,000 injured in heavy Israeli shelling. Another 7,000 inhabitants of the densely populated coastal space are lacking.