Israel: It’s “War To The Bitter End”
That’s what the Israeli Defense Minister is saying.
The three-day death toll rose to at least 315 by Monday morning, with some 1,400 wounded. The U.N. said at least 51 of the dead were civilians, and medics said eight children under the age of 17 were killed in two separate strikes overnight. Israel launched its campaign, the deadliest against Palestinians in decades, on Saturday in retaliation for rocket fire aimed at civilians in southern Israeli towns.
A Palestinian protester flashes the V-sign during clashes with Israeli troops at a demonstration against Israel’s military operation in Gaza
Israel approved the call-up of 6500 reservists. There is now fear that a ground war could be next. Meanwhile the White House has issued just one-sided statements, blaming Hamas for the hostilities.
Ehud Barak, the Israeli defense minister, told parliament Israel was not fighting the residents of Gaza. “But we have a war to the bitter end against Hamas and its branches,” he said. Barak said the goal is to deal Hamas a “severe blow” and that the operation would be “widened and deepened as needed.”Click here for reuse options!
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