Skip to comments.Netanyahu: IDF to continue in Gaza 'For as Long as Necessary'
Posted on 08/02/2014 12:10:01 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated Saturday night that Operation Protective Edge in Gaza will continue "for as much time as necessary," despite reports indicating that some IDF forces may be withdrawing.
"From the beginning, we promised to return the quiet to Israel's citizens and we will continue to act until that aim is achieved. We will take as much time as necessary, and will exert as much force as needed," he said in a public address.
Netanyahu also addressed the family of Second Lt. Hadar Goldin, who was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on Friday, vowing to give them strength and find Hadar.
Meanwhile, he thanked Israeli citizens for "your uniformity, strength, and unity" and promised to "restore calm to Israel."
"We have the strong support of the US and Europe, which is an important achievement for Israel," he continued. "It will strengthen our mission to demilitarize, disarm and reconstruct the Gaza Strip."
"We have nothing against the people of Gaza, we regret every civilian killed," he added.
Netanyahu also intimated that Israel has formed closer bonds with its neighboring countries over the latest round of fighting, which saw Hamas blamed by much of the international community for breaking a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire arrangement.
"After the hostilities and the end of the campaign it will open many possibilities," he said. "It's obvious what is happening here. Hamas wants to blame Israel for the suffering of Gazans. The world understands who Hamas is, the organization that, together with Qatar, led John Kerry and Obama to be fooled."
"Unfortunately there are also different voices, to them I say: terrorism has no borders - today they threaten the State of Israel, tomorrow they will go after other countries," he continued. "What will you do with them then? Will you stand with Israel?"
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The more Obama and Kerry want to stop this, the more I am convinced that Israel should put the pedal to the metal.
we should support them, send more D-9 tractors or whatever they were called
They need to bulldoze every building within 300 yards of the border. Then fill in all the holes with concrete and steel.
The problem with the 6 Day war is that it was too quick. The Arab populations of the West Bank and Gaza didn’t have time to GTFO.
De Hamas GAZA!
Soldiers in time of war are not kidnapped by the enemy, they are captured.
"We have the strong support of the US and Europe, which is an important achievement for Israel," he continued. "It will strengthen our mission to demilitarize, disarm and reconstruct the Gaza Strip. We have nothing against the people of Gaza, we regret every civilian killed," he added.
"Free Republic is here to continue fighting for independence and freedom and against the unconstitutional encroachment of ever expanding socialist government...
We believe in the founding principles with all our hearts and mean to defend them to our dying breath..."
That’s what GWB said while he was in office when asked how long the US would stay in Iraq (and Afghanistan) - we would stay as long as necessary. Which IMO was the correct answer. Then comes along our present terrorist-friendly POTUS and all the gains go down the tube.