Netanyahu: Israel is at war and we will win
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the massive attack by the Hamas terrorist group for the first time. The official said that the country is at war and expressed confidence that it will win.
This was reported by Times of Israel. He emphasized that the terrorists will regret taking such a step (to watch the video, scroll to the end of the news).
"Citizens of Israel, we are at war. This is not an "operation" or an "escalation", it is a war. And we will win. Hamas will pay an unprecedented price for this war. I ordered to clear the border settlements of terrorists and to mobilize the reservists," Netanyahu emphasized.
The media noted that the prime minister made his first public statement on the attack about five hours after the terrorist group based in Gaza launched its attack.
As a reminder, on the morning of October 7, thousands of rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza. For its part, the Israeli army began to carry out air strikes on Palestine. Armed Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israeli territory and opened chaotic machine gun fire.
There are casualties among civilians. Dozens of wounded people are also reported. One of the rockets hit a building in Tel Aviv. In addition, the sounds of explosions were heard in Jerusalem.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- Ukrainians in Israel have been advised to pay attention to all warnings and instructions from local authorities in connection with Hamas shelling and hostilities. On Saturday, October 7, the terrorist organization launched a massive rocket attack on the country and used sabotage groups.
- Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said that Hamas has declared war on Israel. The country launched the Iron Swords operation.