In a recent address, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserted that Hamas is actively seeking the destruction of Israel. However, Netanyahu emphasised that Israel is effectively countering this threat through strategic military actions, claiming that approximately “half of Hamas Threats’ battalion commanders” have been eliminated. Although specific details regarding the identities of those killed were not disclosed, Netanyahu highlighted the continuous efforts of a robust intelligence system working around the clock to secure the release of hostages.
During his remarks, the Prime Minister expressed confidence in Israel’s trajectory, revealing that 110 hostages have already been safely returned. Netanyahu underlined a commitment to holding accountable those involved in kidnapping, terrorism, and violence against the Israeli people. Furthermore,he announced Gaza’s non-threat to Israel, vowing to eliminate forces backing, educating, and funding terrorism for lasting security and peace.
Simultaneously, the Israeli military released photo of 11 Hamas leaders, claiming 5 were killed while hiding in a Gaza tunnel. The leaders included the head of the aerial division, a brigade commander, a deputy brigade commander, and two battalion commanders.
Hamas Threats affirmed three leaders’ deaths, acknowledging Israeli strikes on key figures through targeted military actions against them. This development occurred against the backdrop of Israel’s forceful incursion into Gaza, resulting in significant destruction and displacement.
As Israel intensifies its offensive, focusing on eliminating top Hamas leaders such as Yahya Sinwar and Mohammed Deif, Netanyahu conveyed determination by closing in on Sinwar’s location. The Israeli military noted significant damage to Hamas’ northern brigade and dealt severe blows to battalions in Gaza City Brigade. The enduring conflict highlights the complex regional dynamics and evolving realities as Israel works to neutralize threats and protect citizens.