100 Days In, Netanyahu Reiterates His Vow to “Destroy Hamas”

(NewsSpace.com) – It’s been more than 100 days since Hamas launched its surprise attack on Israel, killing more than 1,200 people and taking hundreds of others hostage. When the war first started, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to eradicate the militant group. He recently doubled down on that vow.

In the wake of the milestone, Israel has pledged to continue its offensive, with Netanyahu saying, “No one will stop us—not The Hague, not the Axis of Evil, no one.” His reference to The Hague is due to a case that is currently before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), where Israel is accused of committing genocide.

Reports indicate that more than 23,000 people have died in the conflict in Gaza, and Israel continues to bombard the Strip indiscriminately in its mission to “destroy Hamas.” This is the longest the two enemies have fought and is said to be the most destructive and bloodiest conflict of all so far. Millions of Palestinians have been displaced, operations in hospitals have ceased, and UN monitors say there is widespread hunger in the region, according to The Associated Press.

In the wake of the 100-day mark, President Joe Biden released a statement discussing the Americans still in Hamas’ custody, saying it was a “devastating and tragic milestone” and that “No one should have to endure even one day” of what they have. He did not mention the Palestinian deaths in his speech. He has reaffirmed his pledge to “never stop working to bring Americans home.”

Reporters are another casualty in the war zone. In fact, the Committee to Protect Journalists has called out Israel for the bloody conflict that has taken a “record toll” on journalists. At least 68 have died while covering the war, including two recent deaths, those of Mustafa Thuraya, a freelancer, and Hamza Dahdouh of Al-Jazeera.

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