Occupied Palestine (QNN)- There is a 95% chance that the occupation state will launch a large-scale military aggression on the Gaza strip in the near future, Israeli Minister of War Naftali Bennett told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
“I have come to the conclusion that there is a 95% chance it is inevitable that we will have to launch a large campaign to restart Gaza,” he said threatening the already besieged strip.
“We are ready, and the plans have been formulated with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the military,” Bennett added. “We will give one very last chance to the terrorists to maintain quiet. But I don’t believe them. They are liars, murderers, and we are going to have to act. It’s always a last resort to go to war. But this time it will be on our terms with our timing and with a very clear vision of the day after.”
Meanwhile, Bennet repeated the same threats to Israeli 12 Channel.
“I do not want short rounds [of fighting],” he said. “Now we have eliminated terrorists in both Gaza and Damascus and made a new rule. The Prime Minister is telling the truth, we are preparing something – but we need a little patience.”
In the interview, Bennett said that he would not be seeking a “dragged out” offensive, “because then you lose a good deal of effectiveness”.
“We need a regular plan under our conditions, not that they will set the rules, but we will set the rules. They have another last chance to behave well,” Bennett explained.
Answering a question about the recent escalation sparked by an Israeli army bulldozer intruding into Gaza to seize pieces of the body of a Palestinian killed and mutilated by the Israeli occupation forces, Bennet said: “I have been criticized for days from the left that it does not look good.” He also added that he fully backed the soldiers’ actions.
“I set a goal to bring home the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oren Saul and the others. How will I do it? With a ballet dance?”, Bennett continued.
“So, if things have to be done that don’t look good on TV – I will do it. And if more bodies are to be collected – I will collect more bodies and if we have to pick up live terrorists we do that too.”