The President of the United States Joe Biden had a conversation the previous days with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. The White House yesterday announced that expected a de-escalation regarding the clashes between Israel and Gaza.
However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to ignore the calls for a cease-fire, telling reporters that operations along the Gaza Strip would continue for as long as needed.
“I am determined to continue this operation until its goal is achieved – to bring back peace and security to you, the citizens of Israel,” Netanyahu said, stressing that “every day we are hitting more capabilities of the terror organizations, bringing down more terror towers, hitting more weapons caches.”
Earlier the IDF revealed that 4,000 rockets had been fired towards Israeli cities, and that that the Israeli Air Force had struck 40 underground Hamas targets, within these 10 days of fighting between Hamas and Israel.
The hostilities have lead to the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian civilians, many of whom were women and children. In Israel, at least a dozen of civilians have been killed, including at least two children.