Netanyahu announced war in Israel and promised victory


Israel is at war and the enemy will “pay the price,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu made his first public statement since the early morning attack by the Hamas terrorist group in southern Israel. writes The Times of Israel. He stated that the country is at war, but will win.

“The enemy will pay a price they have never known before,” the prime minister said.

After rocket attacks and the infiltration of terrorists into Israel, several people were killed, and almost 300 were injured, the publication notes. The IDF also said Hamas would “pay a very heavy price” for the surprise attack.

The Hamas attack on southern Israel began on the morning of October 7. The leader of the military wing, Mohammed al-Deif, announced the start of a “military operation” against Israel called “Al-Aqsa Flood” at around 9:30. He accused the Israeli side of occupying and repeatedly invading the Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to him, more than 5,000 unguided rockets and shells have already been fired at Israeli positions.

At approximately 10:40, the IDF announced a military response, Operation Iron Swords. Israeli aviation and artillery began striking the Gaza Strip even before the official announcement.


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