According to his office, Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant briefed NATO defense ministers by video on Thursday and showed them uncut footage of the horrors committed by Hamas during its rampage on Saturday.
“We’ve taken a beating. But be clear: 2023 is not 1943. Even though we are all Jews, our abilities vary. Israel’s state is powerful. We are strong and united,” Gallant declared.
“Hamas is the ISIS of Gaza; it is a brutal group that receives funding and assistance from Iran. ISIS is Hamas.
There won’t be an ISIS in Gaza near our borders. IDF forces will defeat Hamas. And we will find every last man who has the blood of our children on his hands, the minister warned his colleagues as they assembled for a meeting, saying, “And we will hunt down every last man.”
“I walked to other residences and witnessed the burning alive of the pioneers’ bodies who had survived the Holocaust. Kids were shot while they were bound. Yes, I’ll say it again: kids shot and tied up.
“Young girls were mercilessly raped, taken hostage, or killed. Blood was dripping down their legs as they were hauled to Gaza amid cheers, he claimed. “A peace music festival attended by 3,000 young people descended into carnage.
Numerous residents of your nation have been murdered or abducted. The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office has made public images of infants that Hamas terrorists burned alive. Due to how horrible the images are, CNN will not even air them.
In a statement, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance strongly condemned the terrorist assaults and said that “Israel does not stand alone.”
“Allies showed their support for Israel by stating that it has the right to proportionately defend itself against these heinous terrorist crimes. They demanded the immediate release of all captives held by Hamas as well as the best safety for civilians.
Allies emphasized that no country or organization should try to exploit the situation or make it worse, according to the statement.
The statement ended, “A number of NATO allies made clear that they are providing practical support to Israel as it continues to address the situation.”