Benjamin Netanyahu says every Hamas member is a ‘dead man’: Israeli Prime Minister vows


Benjamin Netanyahu says every Hamas member is a ‘dead man’: Israeli Prime Minister vows to ‘crush and destroy’ militants who he says have beheaded soldiers and raped women

Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to ‘crush and destroy’ Hamas, warning that every member of the terrorist organsisation is a ‘dead man’. 

During his stark late night television address, the Israeli Prime Minister accused the Palestinian militants of beheading soldiers and raping women as the fifth day of fighting came to a close.

His claims about the beheadings had not been independently confirmed but rescue workers and witnesses had described horrific scenes. 

Israel has continued to pound the Gaza Strip, with residents of the enclave facing ever-growing uncertainty after the territory’s only power plant was shut down earlier today.

The country’s blockage has blocked supplies of fuel, food, water and medicines into the Palestinian territory leaving Gaza’s 2.3 million residents without electricity, internet or running water. 

Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel will 'crush and destroy' Hamas and that every member of the terrorist organisation is a 'dead man'

Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel will ‘crush and destroy’ Hamas and that every member of the terrorist organisation is a ‘dead man’

Israel has continued to pound the Gaza Strip, with residents of the enclave facing ever-growing uncertainty after the territory's only power plant was shut down. Pictured: Smoke rises from buildings in Gaza following an Israeli airstrike on Wednesday

Israel has continued to pound the Gaza Strip, with residents of the enclave facing ever-growing uncertainty after the territory’s only power plant was shut down. Pictured: Smoke rises from buildings in Gaza following an Israeli airstrike on Wednesday 

Israeli Iron Dome intercepts missiles launched from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night

Israeli Iron Dome intercepts missiles launched from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night 

Palestinian militants fire rockets towards Israel from Rafah, southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday

Palestinian militants fire rockets towards Israel from Rafah, southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday

The Israeli bombardment is said to have displaced 260,000 people from Gaza, according to the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency. 

Netanyahu’s comments come as Joe Biden called the Hamas attack on Israel on Saturday ‘the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust’. 

The US President, however, said he had spoken to Netanyahu and had made it clear that Israel must ‘operate by the rules of war’.

The lethal war has already claimed more than 2,300 lives on both sides, with thousands more left wounded. 

The Israeli military has said more than 1,200 people, including 189 soldiers, have died since the surprise attack on Saturday while Gaza’s health ministry says 1,100 have been killed and more than 5,300 injured. 

Earlier today in an unprecedented move, Netanyahu joined forces with key members of the opposition party, including Benny Gantz who said ‘it’s time for war’.





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