HaBithonistim chairman Brigadier-General (res.) Amir Avivi believes that in the current war with Hamas, Israel will be required to conquer all of Gaza, until the Egyptian border - or the goals of the war will not be achieved.
In an interview with 103 FM Radio, Avivi said, "There is definitely an amazing increase in the army's power. There is fog of war, and that is a good thing."
He added, "We need to understand that we are conquering an entire city. Around it there are many crowded camps. We are advancing towards the operational heart - there are a few secondary hearts which will be taken care of."
"In the end we will reach them all. The goal is very clear: to reach the most senior officials - [Mohammed] Deif, [Yahya] Sinwar, and to eliminate them. Our motivation is as high as the sky."
Avivi also emphasized, that "in the end we will need to conquer all of southern Gaza, until the border with Egypt. I don't see an alternative other than that the population there moves to Sinai. Egypt must, from a humanitarian perspective, open its border. Either it will happen in an organized fashion, or at some point the residents will break through this border and escape to Sinai."