Benjamin Netanyahu He told the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of Parliament that the Palestinian Authority (PA) wants to destroy Israel “in stages.” The meeting was held behind closed doors. However, local media broadcast part of the content addressed.
“The difference between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority is only that Hamas wants to destroy us here and now, and the Palestinian Authority wants to do it in stages”expressed the Israeli prime minister in the parliamentary session.
Netanyahu has said on several occasions that he does not see the Palestinian Authority as a viable option to govern the Gaza Strip after the war with Hamas terrorists. According to his vision, the party led by Muhammad Abbas provides indirect support to extremists through education and paying money to terrorists and their families.
Joe Biden’s government, however, believes that a “revitalized” Palestinian Authority could play an important role in Gaza once the war ends.
Netanyahu on Sunday urged Hamas terrorists to hand over their weapons rather than die for their leader Yahya Sinwarwho according to Israeli authorities is in the Gaza Strip.
“I tell the Hamas terrorists: it’s over. “Do not die for Sinwar”said the prime minister according to a statement released by his office, in which he assured that “the beginning of the end” of the extremist group has arrived and that “in recent days, dozens of Hamas terrorists have surrendered.”
The Israeli Army announced this Monday that it killed dozens of terrorists in operations carried out over the last day in areas of the northern Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Air Force launched a series of strikes following orders from troops on the ground after identifying “armed Hamas operatives in Shejaiya,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement.
Troops from the Bislamach Brigade and the 636th Combat Intelligence Collection unit of the Israeli Border Defense Corps were responsible for identifying the suspected militants and directing the attacks, carried out with the help of drones.
On the other hand, Israeli forces identified a group of armed men outside a clinic in the aforementioned town and They found explosive devices and weapons inside a home in Yabaliaalso in northern Gaza.
During the night of Sunday and early hours of Monday, a journalist from the agency AFP reported powerful air strikes on the city of Khan Yunis, the new epicenter of the war located in the extreme south of Gaza.
Islamic Jihad, the second armed Islamist group in Gaza, reported violent fighting in an area of the city where it claims one of its fighters blew up a house where Israeli soldiers were searching for the mouth of an underground tunnel.
The Israeli military reported on Monday that there were rocket fire from Gaza and “fierce fighting” on Sunday in neighborhoods of Gaza City and Khan Yunis, where Palestinian fighters “emerged from tunnels,” “possessed explosives” and fired “rocket launchers.” .
“I don’t want to say that we used all our forces, but we used significant force and we are achieving significant results,” the head of the Israeli army said on Sunday, Herzi Halevi.