Despite Ceasefire, Netanyahu ‘Preparing to Continue’ Israeli Escalation

Israel bombs residential areas in Gaza. (Photo: Abdallah Aljamal, The Palestine Chronicle)

Despite the ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Monday, that Israel is preparing for another round of confrontations in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Hebrew-language news outlets reported that several hours after the Egypt-mediated ceasefire agreement was declared, Netanyahu said in a statement:

“In the past two days, we have hit Hamas and Islamic Jihad with great force.”

Netanyahu pointed out,

“We struck more than 350 targets, hit terrorist operatives and their leader, and destroyed terrorist infrastructure.”

“Still,” he added, “The campaign is not over, it requires patience and deliberation. We are preparing to continue.”

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

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