The operation in Gaza will continue until Hamas forces are destroyed, but this will take time. This was stated by Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Amichai Shikli. Video of the minister’s meeting with journalists published “News”.
“Obviously I cannot refer to specific details, I can only say one thing: the operation will not be quick and will take time. And as I already mentioned, we will not give up until Hamas is destroyed – not only for us, but for the entire civilized world,” Shikli emphasized.
The minister also thanked the United States, France and Great Britain for their support.
On October 12, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said about the victory of Israel as a victory of the “forces of civilization.” At the same time, the Israeli prime minister said that no country should have contact with Hamas, and those who do so should be subject to sanctions.
On the morning of October 7, the Palestinian group Hamas began military operations against Israel. The militants attacked the army’s border units, entered Israeli populated areas and took hostages from both military and civilians. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the launch of Operation Iron Swords, and the Israeli government announced that the country had entered a state of war.
According to the latest data, the death toll in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has exceeded 4,000 people: on the Israeli side it has reached 1,400 people, on the Palestinian side it has exceeded 2,670. On October 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict located a lot of Russians. On October 14, the Russian Embassy in Israel reported the death of 16 Russian citizens, eight people are listed as missing. Another Israeli with dual citizenship is on the list of prisoners in the Gaza Strip.