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‘We will advance and win,’ Netanyahu says on IDF base tour

"We will do so with God's help and the help of our heroic soldiers," said the Israeli prime minister.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Yahalom, a special unit of the Combat Engineering Corps, at the IDF Immanuel Base on Oct. 24, 2023. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Yahalom, a special unit of the Combat Engineering Corps, at the IDF Immanuel Base on Oct. 24, 2023. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with elite Israel Defense Forces soldiers at the Adam Base near Modi’in on Thursday.

Following a tour of the military base, Netanyahu spoke with commanders of the Marom Brigade, which trains IDF special forces.

Commanders briefed the prime minister on recent IDF special forces achievements, including rescuing civilians, removing Hamas terrorists from Israeli territory and preparing for the ground offensive in Gaza.

Netanyahu also observed a demonstration of the military’s “unique operational capabilities” and equipment that it will deploy in the fighting in Gaza and other fronts.

“We are in the midst of the campaign. We have very impressive successes. We are already on the outskirts of Gaza City. We are advancing,” Netanyahu told troops.

“We also have losses, painful losses, because every soldier who falls is an entire world, and our hearts are with the families,” the prime minister said. “I want to make one thing clear, one of the soldiers said it just now—nothing will stop us.”

“We will advance and win, and we will do so with God’s help and the help of our heroic soldiers,” Netanyahu concluded. “I rely on you. I believe in you. The entire people of Israel stands behind you until victory.”

Hamas terrorists killed at least 1,400 Israelis in the terror group’s Oct. 7 surprise attack on communities near the Gaza border. Terrorists wounded thousands more and took at least 240 Israelis and foreign nationals captive.

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