Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel will not hesitate to launch a large-scale military campaign against Hamas in Gaza, even during the peak of election season, if deemed necessary.
Speaking to reporters ahead of his flight to Kiev, he says,”I heard comments that I am refraining from a large [military] campaign because of the elections. This is not correct. Everyone who knows me knows that my considerations are matter-of fact and real, that I act with full cooperation with the security forces, with assertiveness and responsibility.
“If it is required, we will embark on a large campaign, with considerations to the elections — with elections or without elections,” the prime minister stresses.
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