Claiming that Israel’s strikes had killed ‘200 terrorists’, Netanyahu mentioned that the marketing campaign had primarily focused Hamas, the group that controls Gaza
Jerusalem: Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday hailed Israel’s 11-day bombardment of Palestinian armed teams in Gaza as an “exceptional success”, after a ceasefire to finish the lethal battle took impact.
“We achieved our goals in the operation,” Netanyahu mentioned of the marketing campaign primarily focused at Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, and Islamic Jihad, the second largest armed group within the enclave.
The hawkish premier mentioned “the public doesn’t know everything” about Israel’s positive aspects within the operation “and neither does Hamas.”
Gaza’s well being ministry has put the demise toll from Israel’s air strikes at 243.
Netanyahu mentioned Israel’s strikes had killed “more than 200 terrorists” in Gaza, together with 25 senior commanders.
Defence Minister Benny Gantz added that Israel’s operation adopted plans that had “been prepared for years and months”.
“The military action is over. Now is the time for political action.”
The pre-dawn ceasefire brokered by Egypt and agreed by Israel, Hamas and Islamic Jihad seemed to be holding Friday.
Egypt has mentioned it should monitor the truce.
Gantz warned Hamas it could pay a “heavy, very heavy” value if it breached the ceasefire.
Israel launched its marketing campaign in Gaza on May 10 in response to Hamas firing rockets at Jerusalem, following weeks of constructing tensions between Israeli forces and Palestinians within the metropolis.
In complete, Palestinian teams fired greater than 4,000 rockets at Israel, killing 12 individuals.