Israeli minister admits defeat in Gaza war

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Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau has admitted to Tel Aviv’s failure in the regime’s ongoing war against the Gaza Strip.

Speaking at a Friday TV interview, the Israeli minister said despite Tel Aviv’s massive military operations in Gaza, the regime has not achieved any of its objectives and failed to prevent the Palestinians’ missile attacks into the depth of the occupied territories.

Landau, who is a member of Yisrael Beiteinu party headed by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies.

He expressed shock over the magnitude of the losses that Hamas resistance movement has inflicted upon Israel which even brought Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport to a partial halt.

On June 22, American and other major international airlines suspended flights to and from the airport 36 hours over security concerns.

Landau also slammed Tel Aviv’s failure to take action against Hamas’ tunnels near the Gazan border which constitute a major strategic threat to Israel.

The Israeli minister warned that Tel Aviv’s continued failures will unmask its weakness, prompting anti-Israeli organizations to launch future attacks against the entity.

Palestinian resistance fighters continue their rocket attacks against Israeli cities in retaliation for Tel Aviv’s relentless onslaught on the blockaded Gaza Strip.

While Tel Aviv puts the Israeli death toll from 25 days of attacks at 66, Hamas sources put the number at more than 150.

Israeli warplanes have been pounding numerous sites in the Gaza Strip since July 8, demolishing houses and burying families under the rubble. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian land on July 17.

So far, more than 1,600 people have been killed and nearly 9,000 injured by the Israeli regime’s offensive against the coastal sliver despite pressure from the international community.

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