Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Monday after meeting with senior security officias at the IDF Southern Command Headquarters. "I think that the international community needs to strongly condemn Hamas and also demand, just as we are demanding, that the rehabilitation of Gaza be linked to its demilitarization," he said.
"I express deep appreciation to all of our soldiers for their fighting spirit under difficult conditions, in urban areas with tunnels," he added. "There are many stories of heroism here. I am impressed by the effort and by the operations in the field."