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Barak: "War to bitter end" against Hamas

Barak: "War to bitter end" against Hamas

Israel's defense minister says the country is engaged in a "war to the bitter end" against Hamas in Gaza.
Ehud Barak says the massive air assault Israel launched beginning Saturday is aimed not at Gaza's residents but at the territory's Hamas rulers. He says the operation's goal is to force Hamas to stop its "hostile actions" directed at Israeli civilians.
Gaza medical officials say at least 310 people have been killed in the offensive so far. Israel launched the attacks in response to ongoing rocket barrages fired at Israeli towns from the Palestinian territory.
Speaking to a special session of parliament Monday, Barak said the operation would continue and even intensify. He did not give details.


Updated : 2021-03-06 11:00 GMT+08:00