Defense Minister Yoav Gallant says that the IDF is making immense achievements in its ground operation in the Gaza Strip.
“I am impressed by the activities of our forces,” he says in comments during an assessment held near the Gaza border. “This is a determined, decisive action. There is strong cooperation between ground and air forces.”
Gallant says, “There are very important achievements being made in the field — hitting terrorists of all levels, from fighters in the field to high-ranked ones.” The defense minister says IDF activity is exposing underground tunnels and forcing the terrorists out.
He adds that there are, of course, “prices paid on our side, as happens in any battle,” a reference to the 15 IDF soldiers killed so far in the ground operation.