Jerusalem, May 14 (EFE).- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Friday that the military operation against Palestinian militias in the Gaza Strip — the most violent in years — will continue.
At least 122 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since Monday, while nine people have died in Israel from rocket fire coming from the enclave.
“They attacked our capital, they fired rockets at our cities,” he said after meeting with officials at Israel’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv.
“They’re paying and will continue to pay dearly for that.
“It is not over yet.”
Overnight, Hamas launched another barrage of rockets at Israel, which responded with intense bombings.
On Friday, the army struck dozens of targets of what it described as “naval forces”, including ships, weapons stores, observation posts and military compounds, in addition to weapons factories and “equipment of the Hamas terrorist organization’s cyber unit”.
It also fired on a group preparing to launch an anti-tank missile.
Egypt has claimed that Israel has rejected a ceasefire after a delegation visited Tel Aviv Thursday to try to mediate in the worst escalation of violence since 2014.
The army did not rule out a ground offensive on Friday, and additional troops are positioned in the vicinity of the enclave. EFE