Israel-Gaza war: Benjamin Netanyahu visits Gaza, first visit by a prime minister to the enclave in at least 18 years

This is the first time in at least 18 years. Since Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, no Israeli head of government has visited the area, which has been bombarded relentlessly by the Israeli military since the October 7 Hamas terror attack. This Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set foot in the Gaza Strip. There the head of the Israeli government met his troops. But he used the opportunity above all to reaffirm Israel’s position.

Israel’s attack on Gaza will continue.Until victoryHe spoke against the Palestinian movement Hamas.We continue to the end, to victory. Nothing can stop us“Mr Netanyahu told Israeli soldiers in a video released by his office.”We have three goals in this war: eliminate Hamas, return all abductees, and ensure that Gaza never again becomes a threat to Israel.“.

The agreement reached between Israel and Hamas provides for a ceasefire that ends Monday evening after the release of 50 hostages against 150 prisoners. This ceasefire may be extended.

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