According to a press release from his office, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant informed troops gathered near the Gaza Strip on Thursday that they will “soon see” the enclave “from the inside.”
“At this moment, you are observing Gaza from a distance; shortly, you will be able to see it from within.” “The command will arrive,” he stated, as reported in the press release.
During a separate visit to a region adjacent to the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the troops stationed there, stating, "The entire nation of Israel supports you, and we shall deal our adversaries a severe setback to secure the triumph. For triumph! “At ease?”
Additionally, on Thursday, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman, the commanding officer of Israel Defense Forces Southern Command, delivered the following message to troops along an alternative stretch of the border: "By employing this stratagem, the conflict will be redirected in favor of the adversary, and we shall secure victory on their territory. “This maneuvering will be protracted, challenging, protracted, and intense, but the IDF’s finest commanders and fighters are at our disposal.”
The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations stated earlier this week that the country “has no interest” in occupying Gaza but is prepared to “do whatever is necessary” to eradicate Hamas.