Netanyahu vows to ‘change the Middle East’ with attack on Gaza

Middle East Monitor  /  October 9, 2023

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today pledged that the Israeli response to the unprecedented military operation by the Palestinian resistance in Gaza Strip “will change the Middle East”.

Netanyahu’s remarks came, according to his office, as he was speaking to mayors of Israeli settlements and communities in the south, near the eastern fence of Gaza.

His office did not give more details about what Israel’s plans are.

Occupation forces have been pummeling Gaza with rockets and have levelled a number of residential and commercial towers in the enclave.

At least 560 Palestinians have been killed and 2,900 more were wounded in Israeli air strikes on the blockaded enclave since Saturday, said Gaza’s Health Ministry.

Some 700 Israelis have also been killed, with dozens missing and believed to have been taken as prisoners of war by the resistance.