Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (Likud) briefed 31 Ministers of Defense at the NATO meeting of Defense Ministers held Thursday morning in Brussels.

During the meeting, Minister Gallant spoke of the atrocities committed by Hamas against children, women, men, and the elderly.

"We have been hit hard," he said. "Yet make no mistake – 2023 is not 1943. We are the same Jews, but we have different capabilities. The State of Israel is strong. We are united, and powerful."

During his briefing, Minister Gallant presented an uncensored video of some of the horrific acts committed by Hamas against Israeli civilians and soldiers, as well as foreign nationals who were either kidnapped or killed.

"Hamas is the 'ISIS' of Gaza, a savage organization, funded and supported by Iran," he said, stressing, "Hamas is ISIS."

"The 'ISIS' of Gaza will not exist, on our borders. The IDF will destroy Hamas. And we will hunt down every last man with the blood of our children, on his hands."

He added, "It will be a long and difficult war. But we will prevail. And despite the difficult events, we are prepared to defend our citizens against any threat."

In his remarks, Minister Gallant expressed his appreciation for the solidarity shown by Israel's partners around the world, and placed special emphasis on the special bond with the United States.