Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that Israel would step up assaults on Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas after two Israeli girls have been killed by rockets fired from the enclave.
“Since yesterday, the military has carried out tons of of assaults in opposition to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza… and we are going to additional intensify the ability of our assaults,” Netanyahu mentioned in a video launched by his workplace, including that Hamas “will likely be hit in ways in which it doesn’t count on”.
The Israeli chief was talking after two Israeli girls have been killed within the southern metropolis of Ashkelon by rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.
“We deplore the loss of life of two Israeli girls and I ask you to respect the safety directions,” Netanyahu added, addressing Israelis on the finish of a safety assembly in southern Israel.
Hamas mentioned it fired 137 rockets in 5 minutes on Tuesday afternoon at Ashkelon and close by Ashdod, in simultaneous strikes aimed toward thwarting Israel’s air defences.
The Israeli military has stepped up air strikes on suspected Hamas and Islamic Jihad positions in Gaza, the place well being authorities say 26 folks have been killed within the trade of fireplace since Monday, together with 9 youngsters.
“We have now eradicated commanders, hit many necessary targets and we have now determined to assault tougher and enhance the tempo of assaults,” Netanyahu mentioned.
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