In a summation address of Operation Protective Edge, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz explained that Hamas leaders are hiding in bunkers “and we can get them whenever we wish to”.
The IDF commander told the press that “Hamas sustained a major blow, one that comprised all the organization’s components”.
Gantz explained the leaders of Hamas, who remained hidden in bunkers, are starting to emerge and now getting a glimpse of the damage and carnage that was caused in Gaza due to their actions. The responsibility for the widespread destruction rests squarely on the shoulders of Hamas leaders. “I truly hope that the lesson will be learned” added Gantz.
The commander concluded that the IDF is not done and the military stands ready to respond to any future threats and attacks. “If there are future attacks, we will know just how to respond” he concluded.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)