World Bulletin / News Desk
Following intense attacks on Gaza, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that the next round of fighting with Hamas is only a matter of time according to report in Haaretz.
During a ceremony in southern Israel commemorating the death of an Israeli student killed by Hamas rocket fire in 2005, Bennett said, “Today we are still being threatened by Gaza; they are still trying to hurt us”.
“The threats are increasing, from Lebanon to Gaza”, Bennett warned, noting that the “next round of fighting is a question of when, not if, and this time we must be decisive and win, not end it in a draw, so as not to have another round after that”.
“Only with a total victory over our enemy will we put an end to this”, the Israeli minister added referring to the coming war in Gaza.
Housing Minister Yoav Galant also reiterated Bennet saying that a war with Hamas might take place in the coming months.
“Will this process lead to an escalation? I think we will get into another round,” he said. “I see the coming spring as a time we should prepare for.”
In response, senior Hamas official, Salah Bardawil, said Tuesday that “Hamas is committed to calming the situation and Israel is trying with its escalation to examine our patience and willingness to absorb.”
Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Şubat 2017, 10:42