Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, said this week that what the country is planning to do to those who attacked the country over the weekend will be known for decades.
After more than 900 people were killed in Israel by Hamas terrorists in a well-planned, broad attack, including some U.S. citizens, the comments were made.
Netanyahu told the people, “Israel is at war. We did not want this war. We were really pushed to do it in the worst way possible. Israel did not start this war, but it will end it.”
Netanyahu talked about how Jews have been persecuted throughout history and said that Jewish people were no longer “stateless” or “defenseless.”
“Hamas will realize that by launching an attack on us, they made the biggest mistake in history,” he said. “We are going to exact a price that they, along with Israel’s other adversaries, will remember for decades to come.”
He stated that the Palestinians killed whole families, killed hundreds of innocent individuals at a festival, and abducted a Holocaust victim and many women and older people.
He said, “Hamas terrorists chained, burned, and killed children. Those people are insane. ISIS is Hamas. And just as people from all walks of life worked together to beat ISIS, they must now help Israel defeat Hamas.”
Netanyahu thanked the U.S. for supporting the Jewish state in an English-language speech.
According to a speech Netanyahu gave in Hebrew to the citizens of Israel, some of the things Hamas did were so horrible that he would not talk about them on TV.
He declared that Israel’s top five priorities right now were to defeat any terrorists still in the country, start a huge offensive operation that had never been done before, stop the fighting from spreading to other border areas, get more help from other countries, and strengthen national unity within the country.
He said that anything Hamas does in a city will result in turning it into “a city of ruins.”
“I know we all need results right now. It is going to take time,” he added, emphasizing that by the end of the battle, “all of Israel’s adversaries will realize that attacking Israel was a horrible mistake.”
He claims that what Israel is poised to do to its adversaries would echo with them “for generations.”