Israel’s cabinet approved the ground operation after Israel agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal and Hamas rejected it. Hamas has fired over 1500 dozens of rockets on Israel’s cities in the past week.
Hamas also violated the UN-requested humanitarian cease-fire by continuing to fire on Israel.
Israel will defend its citizens in response to Hamas’s unceasing aggression and infiltrations into Israeli territory.
Israeli Ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk is available for interview for all media outlets.
Israeli Ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk commented,
“Israel is doing everything it can to avoid civilian casualties. By contrast, Hamas is using Palestinian civilians as human shields and is responsible for any harm that comes to them. Hamas has hidden rockets in hospitals, mosques and schools. Yesterday UNRWA discovered 20 rockets hidden in one of its schools in Gaza.
The international community has recognized that Israel has made significant efforts to restore peace and quiet and that it has the right to defend itself.”