Defense Minister Benny Gantz says the military has no shortage of targets left to strike in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, as international calls grow to halt the fighting between the Islamist terror group and Israel.
“No person, area or neighborhood in Gaza is immune. We have thousands more attack targets that are only further accumulating. The IDF has many plans to continue striking Hamas and the fighting won’t stop until we bring about complete and long-term calm,” Gantz says while touring a navy base in the southern port city of Ashdod.
He adds: “The international community also needs to understand that it was the Hamas terror group that opened fire and that is continuing to fire indiscriminately toward civilian populations, and it bears responsibility and is paying the price.”
He also comments on the northern border, following the military’s downing of a drone of unclear origin this morning and after rocket fire from Lebanon.
“The IDF is deployed and ready on all the borders and will thwart any attempt by foreign elements to harm the citizens of Israel or its sovereignty,” Gantz says.