Israel continues its response to the attack carried out by Hamas this Saturday. The Israeli Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, has announced a total blockade of the Gaza Strip, while the Army has reinforced its border with Lebanon and has called up 300,000 reservists.
“I have given an order: Gaza will be under a total closure. We are fighting animals and we will respond accordingly,” said Minister Yoav Gallant, according to a statement from his office collected by AFP. “There will be no electricity, food or fuel” supplied from Israel, the Defense Minister has stressed.
Israel declared a state of war on Saturday, after Hamas launched an unprecedented multiple attack by land, sea and air. The launch of thousands of rockets and ground incursions by Palestinian Islamist militiamen caused hundreds of deaths and injuries and the taking of an unknown number of hostages. A figure that the Israeli Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen, has placed above one hundred before a group of foreign journalists.
In the early hours of Sunday to Monday, Israel responded with heavy and constant bombing that would have targeted 500 targets related to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip.
In a televised appearance, the general and Army spokesman Daniel Hagari, He reported that Israeli forces have not yet been able to eliminate all the terrorists who infiltrated their territory on Saturday and assured that 300,000 reservists have been called up to immediately join the ranks.