JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister announced that the Hamas militant group has started a war against Israel and pledged that “Israel will win.”
Yoav Gallant, the Defense Minister, said that Hamas made a big mistake when they fired rockets into Israel’s south and center in a surprise attack this morning. This comes after a major escalation between Israel and the Hamas militant group in Gaza, with gunmen crossing the border fence and infiltrating Israeli communities. Gallant said that the state of Israel will definitely win this war.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives his first public statement on the massive attack by the Hamas terror group, saying the country is at war.
“Citizens of Israel, we are at war,” he says. “And we will win.”
“The enemy will pay a price like they have never known before,” he says, in his first public statement on the matter, some five hours since the start of the assault by the Gaza-based terror group.
There are reports of a number of dead and nearly 300 wounded as terrorists infiltrate a number of southern towns and thousands of rockets are fired at the center and south of the country.