During Saturday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Live,” Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan said that the Hamas attack on Israel that occurred during The Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret, the last day of the annual cycle of High Holidays, “is our September 11th” and “we have said, since the Holocaust, when the Jews were massacred, never again.” And this is never the case today,” Erdan also argued that when Israel withdrew from Gaza, Hamas transformed the Gaza Strip into “a war machine.” We cannot allow Gaza to remain a war machine. And we are committed, starting today, to changing the situation. We will not have another 9/11.”
Erdan said that while he would not publicly share his military plans, “from now on, we are committed to (using) all means at our disposal to restore our deterrence and exact a heavy price from these animals.” » And “All options are on the table today. …It’s our September 11th. We are committed to (changing) the equation, to breaking the old paradigm. These animals will pay a heavy price. And they will learn that these atrocities can no longer be committed against our civilians.
He added: “For many years we lived side by side with Gaza. We think it’s possible, though, and I hope your viewers know that Hamas is a genocidal, jihadist, Islamist organization that is only fully committed to the annihilation of the State of Israel. They don’t want compromise. They don’t want dialogue. They don’t want to see the existence of the Jewish state. So when we evacuated, when we withdrew from Gaza 17 or 18 years ago, they took over. And since then, they have used and exploited every square centimeter of the Gaza Strip. And they have essentially turned the Gaza Strip into a war machine. We cannot allow Gaza to remain a war machine. And we are committed, starting today, to changing the situation. We will not have another 9/11. And as we said, since the Holocaust, where the Jews were massacred, never again. And never again today, Eric, for us.
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