Netanyahu: Israel Continuing Gaza War With ‘Full Force’

Claims 'Big Gains,' Touts FAA Reversal of Flight Ban

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that the Israeli military will continue its invasion of the Gaza Strip “with full force,” and that ground forces are “making big gains” in Gaza.

Exactly what the “big gains” on the ground are remained unspoken, and most of the focus in Netanyahu’s comments were on his success in petitioning the FAA to overturn its ban on flights to Israel.

Death tolls in the Gaza Strip have continued to soar, and Israel is facing growing criticism for the massive percentage of civilians killed, and large number of hospitals and schools they’ve hit in the offensive.

But exactly what is being accomplished in the war is totally unclear. Hamas is believed to be running low on rockets, but that is more a function of them having a finite amount of ammunition in a long, drawn out war.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.