Netanyahu pledges ‘massive strikes’ in Gaza as death toll rises | Nye Bevan News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered “massive strikes” on the Gaza Strip after a two-day escalation that killed nineteen Palestinians and four Israelis.

Israeli warplanes and gunboats continued to target the Gaza Strip on Sunday as fighters in the besieged enclave fired a barrage of rockets into southern Israel.

A 34-year-old Hamas commander was killed in what the Israeli military described as a targeted strike. An army statement accused Hamad al-Khodori of “transferring large sums of money” from Iran to armed factions in Gaza.

He was the fifth Palestinian reported killed on Sunday. Other Palestinian victims included a pregnant woman and her one-year-old niece, who were both killed in Gaza on Saturday.

In the Israeli city of Ashkelon, a 58-year-old Israeli man was killed after being struck by shrapnel from a rocket attack. Two other Israelis, critically wounded in a separate rocket attacks on a factory on Sunday afternoon, later died.

“This morning I instructed the IDF [the Israeli Army] to continue with massive strikes against terrorists in the Gaza Strip,” Netanyahu, who doubles as Israeli defence minister, said in a statement after consulting with his security cabinet on Sunday.

He said he had also ordered “tanks, artillery and infantry forces” to reinforce troops already deployed near Gaza, a move that raised fears of a ground invasion.

“Hamas is responsible not only for its attacks against Israel, but also for the Islamic Jihad’s attacks, and it is paying a very heavy price for it,” Netanyahu added.

Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions on Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip


Source: Netanyahu pledges ‘massive strikes’ in Gaza as death toll rises | Nye Bevan News

One thought on “Netanyahu pledges ‘massive strikes’ in Gaza as death toll rises | Nye Bevan News

  1. Will this conflict ever end as every israeli attack on Gaza only creates more resentment against Israel
    and encourages Palestinians to attack Israel. While every attack on Israel creates more resentment against Gaza and gives Netanyahu a reasons to attack Gaza.

    Peace is the only way out and both sides need to come together and negotiate a peace settlement, it will not be easy and some, on bothsides, will never accept it, but that is no reason not to create peace.


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