(RepublicanDaily.org) – In the face of reports from the United Nations that say that 420 children are being “killed or injured” in Gaza every day, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, said that the country has no plans to stop its ground assault and bombardment of the territory.
Forces from the Israel Defense Force has been steadily moving inward into the Gaza Strip, as Jewish military works toward the goal of permanently crippling Hamas’ military capabilities. The Palestinian-sympathizer and jihadist militia stormed various points at Israel’s southern border on October 7, launching a massacre that resulted in the death of more than 1,500 people, a vast majority of whom were civilians – including women and children.
In a statement, Netanyahu likened Israel’s plight to that of the U.S. when Japanese forces launched a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, forcing hostilities that only ended when America dropped two atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the same vein, the long-time Israeli leader said that to call for a ceasefire with Hamas would effectively be a surrender not only to the jihadist organization, but also to terrorism.
Netanyahu also responded to allegations that the IDF was ignoring civilian casualties in its aggressive retaliation for the Hamas attack. The Israeli prime minister said that Israeli forces have actually been “going out of their way” to prevent collateral damage among civilians. He added that Jewish military forces have issued repeated warnings to Palestinian residents to evacuate and move closer to Israel’s southern border, where there are less bombardments. In contrast, Hamas has reportedly called on residents to stay in their homes.
Palestinian officials claim that Israel’s retaliatory assault has resulted in more than 8,000 deaths, even releasing a list of names of the deceased. Israel and U.S. officials are skeptical of the claim, and say that the numbers are likely overblown.
The IDF has reportedly hit more than 600 installations and depots belonging to Hamas and its sympathizers, and said that it will continue its “large scale, significant strikes” against the jihadist group.
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