Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech this evening (Monday) on the third day of the war against Hamas in Gaza.
"We knew who Hamas is, now the whole world knows. Hamas is ISIS, we will defeat them the same way the West defeated ISIS," Netanyahu declared, adding, "Gaza will become a city of swords."
"Israel is at war. We didn’t want this war. It was forced upon us in the most brutal and savage way. But though Israel didn’t start this war, Israel will finish it. Once, the Jewish people were stateless. Once, the Jewish people were defenseless. No longer," he said.
According to him, "Hamas will understand that by attacking us, they have made a mistake of historic proportions. We will exact a price that will be remembered by them and Israel’s other enemies for decades to come."
"In fighting Hamas, Israel is not only fighting for its own people. It is fighting for every country that stands against barbarism. Israel will win this war, and when Israel wins, the entire civilized world wins," Netanyahu concluded.
According to Health Ministry figures, the death toll from the Hamas massacre which began Saturday morning has risen to over 900 and will likely continue to rise. The number of injured has risen to 2,616. Dozens more have been kidnapped to Gaza to be used as hostages by Hamas terrorists.