Netanyahu: Israeli actions in Gaza Strip to take some time
Israel will continue to act against radicals in the Gaza Strip who shell its territory, it will "take some time," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised address on Sunday.
He reiterated the military’s justification for the Saturday attack on media offices, claiming that the high-rise building that housed the Associated Press and other outlets also housed Hamas.
It hosted an "intelligence office for the Palestinian terrorist organization" which "plots and organizes the terror attacks against Israeli civilians," he said. "So it’s a perfectly legitimate target. And I can tell you that we took every precaution to make sure there were no civilian injuries — in fact, no deaths, no injuries whatsoever".
Netanyahu said on CBS’ Face The Nation that it shared intelligence with the U.S. that showed Hamas was using the building.
"We are targeting a terrorist organization that is targeting our civilians and hiding behind them, using them as human shields," Netanyahu said.