Statement by Israeli War Minister Benny Gantz: 05/16/2021
I am completing an assessment of the situation in the south with the Chief of Staff, the Deputy Chief of Staff, the Southern Command Commander and the Gaza Strip Commander, where we have approved plans to continue the war.
We have reached a point after a week that Hamas has never seen, observed or experienced.
Hamas has lost much of its military momentum and Hamas’s underground tunnels doctrine has failed.
The activity assigned to the task forces here and in all sectors is to inflict serious damage on Hamas.
Our forces are what bring peace and are what maintain it.
I met with the commanders and stressed the importance of protecting the settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strip and maintaining operational surveillance, as the war is expected to continue.
I would like to thank the sacrifices of all Israeli soldiers and commanders, Israeli police officers, rescue agencies, intelligence agencies and local officials who work 24 hours a day during the holidays.
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