He once again asks the Gazan population to move to the south of the Strip
MADRID, 7 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Israeli Army claimed this Tuesday to have killed "dozens of senior officials" of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the "heart of terror" as the bombings against the Gaza Strip continue and has praised the military for those who have been referred to as the "victory generation".
The commander of the southern command of the Israeli Army, Yaron Finkelman, stated after visiting the area that "many tunnels" of the Palestinian armed group have been exposed as the military "hit the enemy hard," according to a statement from the forces. Israelis.
Although he has once again recognized the Army's failure to prevent the attacks perpetrated by Hamas on October 7 against Israeli territory, which resulted in 1,400 deaths and more than 240 kidnappings, Finkelman has stated that "for the first time in For decades, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have been fighting in the heart of Gaza," a task he has described as "complex."
Likewise, he has expressed that the troops "continuously keep in mind the hostages taken by Hamas", whom they hope to "return" to Israel. "We continue forward with all our strength, with the goal of defeating the despicable Hamas group. We draw our fighting spirit from the strength of the nation of Israel. We will not rest or stop until our mission is accomplished," he said.
In this sense, he explained that the southern command has been fighting tirelessly for a month from "land, sea and air" and has pointed out that the objective is to put an end to the "capabilities" of Hamas. "Our goals and operational objectives are very clear and very defined. Naturally, I am not going to list them, I can only say again to all the people of Gaza, to those who are north of the Gaza River, to go down to the south. (. ..) We have said it from day one," he said.
Furthermore, he stated that "dismantling Hamas will take time." "We will continue until we achieve it with various methods, (...) until we complete the task. Our goals and objectives are very clear. We are advancing at the appropriate pace, at the appropriate operational pace, and we will continue to do so," he concluded.