It has been five years now since Israel’s last large-scale conflict with the terrorist groups, Hamas chief among them, in Gaza. But the IDF soldiers lost during 2014’s Operation Protective Edge have not been forgotten by Israel or those who stand with her. Speaking at a memorial service for those fallen soldiers, Israel Hayom reports, PM Netanyahu warned that while Israel seeks peace, the Israeli military is prepared to “deal a blow against Hamas and Islamic Jihad”:
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Israel on Tuesday marked five years since Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip in 2014.
In a ceremony attended by Israeli political and military leaders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the operation was a “clear moral campaign of self-defense.”
In July 2014, Israel launched a military operation against Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip in response to the launch of hundreds of rockets at Israel’s south and the construction of cross-border terror tunnels dug from the southern Palestinian territory.
Noting the current situation with Gaza, Netanyahu said Israel is preparing for another operation.
“We are trying to reach calm, but are preparing to embark on a campaign – a large-scale military operation that will deliver a blow against Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” adding that Israel is preparing to strike the Palestinian militants like they never have before…