The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, this Sunday urged the militants of the Hamas terrorist 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,” Netanyahu said according to a statement released by his office, in which he assured that “the beginning of the end” of the Islamist group has arrived and that “in recent days, dozens of Hamas terrorists have surrendered.” .
Netanyahu insisted that the fighting in Gaza continues “in full force” and that “justice is on our side,” as Israel is “united as a people and as a country, and there is no force that can stop us from doing the right thing.”
“The war continues with even more force and intensity in the north of Gaza and in the south, to achieve all its objectives: the elimination of Hamas“, the return of all our kidnapped people and the promise that Gaza will never again be a threat to Israel,” he noted.
The prime minister also promised the rapid reconstruction of communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip, which were devastated by Hamas in its attack on October 7, with investments in agriculture, education, employment, welfare and assistance to evacuees.
“We are committed not only to the restoration of communities, moshavs and kibbutzim, but also to the goal of making them prosper and flourish for generations to come to overcome what happened,” the prime minister added.
Besides, The terrorist group warned that none of the hostages kidnapped on October 7 and still held in the Gaza Strip will leave the territory “alive” without a negotiation.
“Neither the fascist enemy and its arrogant leadership, nor its supporters, will be able to recover their prisoners alive without an exchange and negotiation, and without meeting the demands of the resistance,” Abu Obeida, spokesman for the armed wing of Hamas, declared on television. .
After the truce that allowed the release of more than 100 hostages, there are still a hundred kidnapped people in the Strip, according to numbers from the Israeli government.
Netanyahu thanked Biden for the UN veto
This Sunday, Netanyahu thanked President Joe Biden for the US veto of a UN Security Council resolution that called for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, as well as the approval of the urgent shipment of some 14,000 artillery shells to Israel. , which should start arriving today.
“Today another shipment will arrive, in fact it is already here, with important ammunition to continue with the war. I thank President Biden, with whom I spoke the other day also about the fact that the United States has positioned itself correctly and fairly in the Security Council and, of course, also about the material assistance it provides to the Israel Defense Forces ”said Netanyahu at the beginning of his meeting with his government cabinet.
The Israeli prime minister also spoke by phone over the weekend with the leaders of France and Germany, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, respectively.
“You cannot support the elimination of Hamas on the one hand and, on the other, pressure us to end the war,” Netanyahu told them, according to the version conveyed to his ministers today.
(With information from EFE)