(TheRedAlertNews.com) – In an address to his nation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recounted the horrifying details of the terror attack led by the Palestinian group Hamas.
His speech also introduced an emergency national unity government formed in collaboration with opposition leader Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Party, demonstrating a unified response to the ongoing conflict.
Netanyahu, visibly anguished, spoke of the brutality witnessed during the attack, saying, “We saw the wild animals, we saw the barbarians we have to deal with. We are fighting a fierce enemy, an enemy worse than ISIS. We saw boys and girls, bound, shot in the head. Men and women who were burned while still alive, young girls who were raped and slaughtered, soldiers with their heads cut off.”
He went on to describe an incident where people were forced into an enclosed space with spare tires placed around them, which were then set on fire, causing a gruesome and agonizing death. The practice Netanyahu described is reminiscent of “necklacing,” a horrifying punishment of burning people used during the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa during the 1980s.
The prime minister emphasized the resilience and heroism of the Israeli people, who have faced unspeakable horrors but continue to stand together in the face of adversity. He declared, “We are all fighting together, we all fought, and we all will fight for our home.”
Netanyahu concluded his speech by stating that every member of Hamas should be considered “a dead man.”
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant echoed these sentiments, vowing to “wipe Hamas off the face of the earth” and describing the recent events as unparalleled since 1945. He made it clear that the killing of Israeli children would not go unanswered.
These statements were made amid an Israeli Air Force operation that struck Gaza on an “unprecedented” scale.
Benny Gantz, a former defense minister, emphasized that now is a time for war, praising Israelis returning from around the world to rejoin their units and defend their country. He warned, “The reward of our enemies will be blood, fire, and pillars of smoke,” invoking a biblical reference to the Ten Plagues preceding the liberation of the Israelites from slavery.
Meanwhile, Hamas has called for a “Day of Jihad” on October 13th, urging Muslims worldwide to participate in holy war. Joe Biden has issued a warning to Iran regarding its involvement in Israel’s conflict with Hamas, emphasizing the need for caution.