Prime Minister Netanyahu tells Israelis to brace for several tough days ahead as the hostilities between Israel and Hamas continue in Gaza.
In a statement, Netanyahu touts the “resilience” of Israeli citizens amid the fighting and says “we have great faith in the righteousness of our way.”
“We need to remember and tell ourselves this: We are right and we can’t come to terms with this terror, with this savagery, with this violence,” he says.
He calls on Israelis to stand united against “terrorists and rioters” — referring also to ongoing ethnic violence in the country — and wishes condolences to the 10 people killed in Israel during the current confrontation.
Netanyahu also urges Israelis to remain near bomb shelters.
“I know there are those who say, ‘we won’t let terror ruin our routine,’ this isn’t true,” he says.
He adds: “We are expecting not easy days but we will stand together united and strong.”