As we mark the conclusion of the 38th day in the Gaza-Israel conflict, I’m Yir Pinto reporting from Israel. The relentless strife in the Gaza Strip persists, with the IDF consistently gaining ground. Each day sees the capture of more territories, some of which hold profound significance for Hamas, such as the Hamas Parliament and various civilian monuments. These sites, beyond their military relevance, embody the ideology that Hamas espouses.
Following the harrowing massacre perpetrated by Hamas on the 7th of October against Israeli civilians in the periphery surrounding the Gaza Strip, the IDF committed to the complete destruction of Hamas. Hamas, akin to ISIS, represents an ideology rooted in fear, oppression, and a destructive worldview aimed at annihilating Jewish people, the people of Israel, and the values we cherish in this region.
The IDF’s intensive efforts extend beyond military targets to include these symbolic monuments. Images from the Galani Brigade, an infantry unit in the IDF, capture the essence of this mission as they document their presence inside Hamas’s parliament in Gaza. The IDF is resolute in dismantling these monuments, aiming not only to eliminate the military and terrorist threats but also to eradicate the pervasive ideology that extends its reach globally.
This battle extends beyond the physical realm; it is a spiritual struggle against malevolent ideologies and forces that seek to spread across the world. In this critical juncture, I urge all of you to join us in this fight against evil. Your prayers and support are essential as we navigate this spiritual battle. Please keep Israel in your thoughts, and let us collectively pray for the peace of Jerusalem.