Israel's defense minister has announced an 'all-out war' against the Gaza Strip, blaming Hamas for the ongoing massacre in the region.
"This operation will be extended and deepened as we find necessary. Our goal is to strike Hamas and stop the attacks on Israel," Ehud Barak said at a special meeting held at the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) on Monday, Jerusalem Post reported.
"Hamas controls Gaza and is responsible for everything happening there and for all attacks carried out from within the strip. The goals of this operation are to stop Hamas from attacking our citizens and soldiers," Barak added.
The remarks were made Israeli bombardment of the costal strip continued for a third consecutive day. The offensive which began early Saturday has left over 312 people dead and at least 1,500 others wounded, Palestinian medical sources said.
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