Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the aim of the ground invasion of the Hamas controlled Gaza city is to ensure deterrence in the Northern Gaza and achieve decisive win in the Southern part of the country.
Israeli troops who began the ground invasion of the Gaza city on October 31, 2023 after the Hamas fighters invaded southern Israel, killing more than one thousand persons among others kidnapped and injured, had asked the Palestinians living in the northern part of the Gaza city to relocate to southern side of the city.
But the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu while addressing troops at the warfront on Friday when he visited the reopened Nahal Oz Command Center at the Re’im army base and the 411th artillery brigade, said the mission of the retaliatory attacks on Hamas is to also achieve decisive win in the southern Gaza city, where millions of the civilians of mostly Palestinian origin have been asked to go for safety.
According to news release from the Prime Minister office, the Israeli military commanders presented an overview of the sector and described the events of October 7th.
“The Prime Minister spoke with the soldiers and joined them and their commanders in a Friday night Kiddush service. The Prime Minister expressed his sorrow over the terrible murder by Hamas of their fellow soldiers from the Nahal Oz command center, and praised them for their important work, which is vital to the security of Israel.
“The Prime Minister then went to the assembly sites near the Gaza border, where he met with the 411th Artillery Brigade. The Prime Minister spoke with one of the teams and heard about the vehicle they operate and its capabilities, and about their cooperation on the ground with other forces.
“The Prime Minister then joined the soldiers of the brigade for a Shabbat dinner”, part of the news release reads.
In quote, the Prime Minister Netanyahu said to the soldiers:
“You are doing a great job. You provide a screen of fire for our forces. We are moving forward. We will not stop until we fulfill the mission.
“The mission has two parts: deterrence in the north, and some of you were there, and a decisive win in the south. A win means eliminating Hamas.
“We are not going back to the way things were. And with the help of God, and yours, that is what will happen. Our fighters in there – on the ground – count on you. The people of Israel count on you.
“I wish to tell your parents, who will see you later: You sent us the best. You are doing fantastic work, outstanding. I want to thank you and tell you that we are moving forward until we win. Shabbat Shalom”.