Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has vowed to keep fighting Hamas, saying that every member of the Palestinian militant group was “a dead man”.
In his statement on Wednesday, Netanyahu expressed Israel’s intention to “destroy” Hamas following its surprise attack on Saturday.
“Hamas is the Daesh (Islamic State group) and we will crush them and destroy them as the world has destroyed Daesh.
“We will wipe Hamas off the face of the earth,” he said in a brief televised statement, the first delivered jointly with his war cabinet,” the Prime Minister said, according to AFP.
Earlier, Netanyahu temporarily settled his political differences and set up an emergency government including centrist former defence minister Benny Gantz for the duration of the crisis.