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Israel ready to start a large-scale military operation in Gaza

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was ready to order a large-scale military operation in Gaza if Palestinian groups did not stop shelling Israeli settlements.

“We hit Gaza and Syria last night … In addition to the serious blows we inflict on our enemies, Hamas and Islamic Jihad must understand – we will not allow this to continue. If they do not completely cease fire, and I have to it’s not a day or two days, but in general, if there is no long break, we will put into action a plan of a large-scale military campaign prepared by us,” the Prime Minister said during a trip to the city of Ariel.

“War is the last resort. I’m not in a hurry to make such decisions. I know the price that our soldiers and families of the victims pay. This is the last resort, but if there is no choice, we will resort to it,” Netanyahu said.

A statement was circulated by his office.

A statement by the Prime Minister was made against the background of ongoing shelling of Israeli territory from the Palestinian enclave. During the day of confrontation with Palestinian groups in the settlements of southern Israel, dozens of missiles were fired from the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army attacked Islamic Jihad in Gaza and Syria.

The rear services of the Israeli army decided to cancel school in the south on Monday due to shelling from Gaza. The railway connection between Ashkelon and Be’er Sheva was terminated, roads in the areas bordering Gaza were closed.

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