Israeli PM Netanyahu: Palestinian Terrorists ‘Will Pay’ For Their Aggression

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On Tuesday, after 48 hours of Palestinian terrorist organizations launching hundreds of rockets at Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the terrorist organizations “will pay a very heavy price for their aggression,” and Israeli Defense Forces had already successfully killed multiple terrorist commanders.

“We are in the midst of a major campaign — Operation Guardian of the Walls,” Netanyahu said. “Yesterday and today, the IDF attacked hundreds of Hamas & Islamic Jihad terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. We have eliminated dozens of terrorists, including senior commanders. We have bombed Hamas command centers and toppled buildings that serve the terrorist organizations.”

“We will continue to attack with full force,” Netanyahu continued. “We have just finished a consultation and assessment of the situation with heads of the security establishment and we made decisions. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have paid — I tell you here — will pay a very heavy price for their aggression. I say here this evening — their blood in on their heads. Citizens of Israel, we stand united against a reprehensible enemy.”

“We will grieve for those who have been killed. We all pray for the wellbeing of the wounded,” Netanyahu concluded. “We all stand behind the IDF and the security forces. I ask everyone, without exception, to strictly follow the directives of the IDF Home Front Command and enter protected spaces, this saves lives. I tell you something else this evening: This campaign will take time. With determination, unity and strength, we will restore security to the citizens of Israel.”