“There is no doubt that we are approaching a comprehensive campaign in Gaza where the Hamas leadership will be eliminated,” Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz told Reshet Bet radio Sunday morning, commenting on the escalation in the south over the weekend.
Minister Katz had harsh things to say about the gloomy fate of the terrorist organization: “The next round will be inclusive, and we’re trying to avoid it,” he said, noting: “In that campaign, the top terror leadership will be eliminated. Hamas and Islamic Jihad are hastening their own end when they join Iran and [commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force Qasem] Soleimani, and transform themselves into an Iranian tool.”
The Arabs launched five rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel on Friday night, in retaliation for the IDF’s killing of two rioters at the border fence earlier. Saturday night, IDF fighters and aircraft attacked two military complexes of the Hamas air array, following an attempt by a drone carrying an explosive charge to strike a military patrol along the fence.
Sunday at dawn, IAF warplanes launched several raids on Hamas positions across the Gaza Strip, causing extensive damage, but no injuries.