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International pressure can not stop war against HAMAS - Netanyahu

International pressure can not stop war against HAMAS - Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (photo: GettyImages)

Nothing can deter Israel from continuing its war against Palestinian militants Hamas, even international pressure, states Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Speaking before soldiers at a military base in the southern part of the country, the Israeli leader emphasized that Israel would persist in its military operations until it achieves victory and completely destroys Hamas.

"Nothing will stop us; we will go all the way, to victory, no less. I say this in the face of great pain over the fallen soldiers, but also in the face of international pressure," Netanyahu emphasized.

Noting that on the eve, U.S. President Joe Biden stated that Israel is beginning to lose global support due to indiscriminate bombings in the Gaza Strip.

Israel-Hamas war

On October 7, Hamas militants invaded Israel. The terrorists began killing and kidnapping both military and civilian individuals. Shortly after, Jerusalem declared the operation Operation Iron Swords and targeted terrorist locations in the Gaza Strip.

On November 24, a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas began for the release of prisoners. At that time, the parties agreed to a four-day ceasefire, but decided to extend it for another two days on the condition that the militants release more hostages.

On December 1, Israel resumed military operations in the Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stated that Hamas violated the terms of the ceasefire.

Currently, the Israel Defense Forces continue the operation in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. They have surrounded Khan Yunis, the second-largest city, and reportedly penetrated its center.

According to reports, the IDF has started flooding Hamas's underground tunnels in Gaza with seawater.