Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the successful completion of the first stage of the operation, called anti-terrorism. The operation began the day before with massive bombings that followed an attack by the Hamas military wing on Israeli targets. Let us recall that, according to Israeli reports, Hamas fired more than 3 thousand rockets and rockets into Israel the day before. In a number of cases, this overloaded the Israeli missile defense system, and the Iron Dome system was powerless.
The IDF command called the operation against Hamas “Iron Swords.” It also consists of returning the country’s territories adjacent to the Gaza Strip to Israeli control. Netanyahu said that according to the results of its first stage, the operation ended with “the elimination of the overwhelming number of Hamas terrorists who invaded Israeli territory.
After the first stage of the anti-terrorist operation, our army begins an offensive that will continue until the stated goals are achieved.
And the Israeli government calls these goals the complete elimination of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Earlier, Israeli Defense Minister Joab Galant said that at one time politicians did not allow the defeat of Hamas to be completed, but now “the Israeli army intends to do this.”
Experts believe that the Israeli authorities intend to completely take the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip under military-political control - at a minimum, to deprive the sector of port communications with the rest of the world.