Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the country’s troops fighting in northern Gaza on Monday as he was briefed on Hamas’ operations “in the heart of civilian areas.”
During his latest visit near the frontlines of the war, Netanyahu touted the Israeli army’s successes in Gaza, where Israel’s troops have decimated nearly all of the Hamas terrorists’ northern battalions.
In video uploaded by the prime minister’s office, Netanyahu is seen arriving in Gaza in a helicopter and being driven to where the troops were stationed.
He was seen shaking hands and speaking with the soldiers, assuring them that the military will work to keep them safe and reiterating that the war will not come to an end until Hamas is eradicated.
“First thing — we will do everything to keep you safe,” Netanyahu said. “Secondly, we are not stopping. Anyone who talks about stopping — no.
“We’re not stopping. This war is going to go until the end. Until we finish them. No less than that,” he added.
“The nation of Israel is proud of its heroic warriors. I’m proud of you,” Netanyahu concluded.
The prime minister’s office added that Netanyahu thanked the soldiers for serving their nation and being away from their families for more than two months now, describing their dedication and sacrifice as the “key to victory.”
Along with speaking with the troops, Netanyahu was also brief on the types of weapons and tunnel shafts the IDF has found sprawled throughout civilian infrastructures in Gaza.
Over the weekend, the IDF released disturbing images of some of these finds, including explosive belts adapted for children and toy chests hiding warheads at a Gaza kindergarten.
The explosive belts fitted for kids were found inside a Hamas compound tucked near schools, a mosque and a medical facility, the IDF noted.
Another raid at a Gaza school that was serving as a shelter for Palestinian refugees also turned up rows and rows of grenades, RPG missiles, explosives and firearm ammunition.