The Israeli Defense Minister, Yoav Gallanthas stated that the country is at war with the terrorist organization Hamasafter a meeting held today at the ministry’s headquarters in Tel Aviv this Friday. According to Gallantwas Hamas who started the conflict, leaving Israel with no other option and thus determining his destiny.
Gallant presented to the members of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committeechaired by the member of the Knesset, Yuli Edelstein, the objectives of the current military campaign. These include the elimination of Hamas and the destruction of its military and government capabilitiesthe elimination of the responsibility of Israel in the Gaza Strip and the establishment of a new security reality in the region.
In terms of strategy, the Minister of Defense He explained that the action plan will be divided into three phasesof which the first is already underway and consists of a military campaign that includes attacks, and later operations, with the objective of neutralizing terrorists and destroying the infrastructure of Hamas.
“There will be three stages. We are now in the first phase: a military campaign that currently includes attacks and will later include maneuvers, with the aim of neutralizing the terrorists and destroying Hamas infrastructure.“said the official.
The second phase, of an intermediate nature, will require lower intensity operations aimed at eliminating the “focuses of resistance” or last terrorist bastions. “The second, intermediate stage, will require lower intensity operations, with the aim of eliminating “focuses of resistance.”“, he indicated Gallant.
The third and final phase will require the complete elimination of Israel’s responsibility in the Gaza Strip and the shaping of a new security reality for Israeli citizens. “The third phase will require the elimination of Israel’s responsibility for life in the Gaza Strip, and the establishment of a new security reality for the citizens of Israel.”, he concluded.
Finally, Gallant He stated that October 7 will be remembered as the date that marked the beginning of the destruction of Hamas, an organization that, in his words, sealed its own fate by forcing Israel to enter the war.
The Israel Defense Forces (FDI) published new information about the 200 hostages that are still in the Gaza Stripafter the raids and Hamas terrorist attacks last October 7th. According to the army, more than 20 of them are under 18 years old, while between 10 and 20 They are over 60 years old. Likewise, the majority of those kidnapped are alivewhile there is corpses taken as hostages to the Gaza Strip.
Until this Friday, between 100 and 200 Israelis are considered missing. When the war started, about 3,000 people were in that condition. The IDF stated that there are around 200 Israelis considered missing for whom there is still no information.
The Army emphasized the “extreme complexity of locating information about missing people.” “Among them there are several bodies in Camp Shura that have not yet been identified and bodies that have not been brought from the camp,” he explained.
The IDF continues to carry out search operations and locate bodies near the Gaza Strip area.
The Army said it reports with total transparency to the families of the hostages, and is in “constant communication about every update that can be shared.” “There are multiple teams that are in daily contact with the families of the hostages. In the coming days, teams will be created to be in contact with the families of the missing,” he added.
Israel attacked more than a hundred Hamas targets
He Israeli army attacked during the night more than one hundred targets of the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip, and killed Mohamed Abu Odeha naval agent who participated in the brutal aggression on Israeli soil on October 7.
“During the attacks, Amjad Majed Mohamed Abu Odeh, a Hamas naval agent who participated in the massacre of Israeli civilians in southern Israel. In addition, a terrorist squadron belonging to the Hamas air force was neutralized in an attack directed at the city of Loopafter they tried to fire rockets at a plane,” reported an Israeli military spokesman.
Among the hundred Hamas targets attacked, the Israeli Army highlighted one underground tunnel, weapons warehouses and dozens of operational command centers.