Netanyahu: Our enemies received the message. We can reach everyone, even in their bed
PM Netanyahu held a security tour of a missile intercept control center and an Iron Dome battery. “Our enemies received the message. We can reach everyone. We can reach everyone, even in their bed”, Netanyahu said.
IDF air defense commander Brig.-Gen. Ran Kochav briefed the Netanyahu on air defense network activity in recent days. The PM also spoke with air defense soldiers and technicians at an Iron Dome battery.
“I would like to commend the soldiers and commanders for the extraordinary achievement of our defense system, which performed very well, along with the civilians who followed IDF Home Front Command instructions. As of now, we have succeeded in preventing injuries of any kind.
We are approaching the end of the operation. First of all, I can praise the IDF and ISA for a great achievement and thank my fellow Security Cabinet members for the responsible and daring decision to launch this operation.
The goals of the operation have now been fully achieved. The goal of the operation was to target the commander of Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. He was eliminated along with dozens of terrorists and dozens of important Islamic Jihad infrastructure targets.
Our enemies received the message. We can reach everyone. We can reach everyone, even in their bed. I hope that this lesson will be learned. I trust our forces to continue to improve and do whatever may be necessary to ensure the security of Israel. Well done and thank you.”
Israel’s Iron Dome defense system intercepted 90 percent of more than 450 rockets launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza.
The rocket barrages were triggered by the targeted elimination of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta in a predawn Israeli airstrike in Gaza.