The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netayahu, entered the Gaza Strip this Sunday for the first time since the war with Hamas broke out on October 7, and assured that his troops will resume the offensive until “eliminating” the Islamist group when it ends. the temporary ceasefire.

“We have three objectives for this war: eliminate Hamas, recover all our hostages and guarantee that Gaza does not again become a threat to the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said during a tour of the Palestinian enclave, in which he visited a Hamas tunnel and met with Israeli troops deployed in the area.

“We will continue until the end, until victory. Nothing will stop us and we are convinced that we have the power, the strength, the will and the determination to achieve all the objectives of the war, and we will do it,” added the president, according to a statement from his office.

The exact location in Gaza where Netanyahu was was not revealed, but photos and a video of the prime minister wearing a helmet and bulletproof vest in the midst of Israeli troops were released.

These statements occur during the third day of a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas that will last at least until this Monday.

For his part, the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, Herzi Halevi, carried out this Sunday an evaluation of the situation in the Southern Command and approved the plans to continue the war once the ceasefire is over, the Army indicated in its account. of the social network X (formerly Twitter).

On Saturday, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant also visited his troops in the Gaza Strip and assured that the ceasefire will be brief.