The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has warned that they hit any target “anywhere in the Middle East” as the region has the potential to erupt into all-out war.
IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant general Herzi Halevi said that they are ready to operate in “other areas” which comes after Turkey has threatened war and Jordan has warned Israel that “all options are on the table.”
Halevi said in a warning to countries in the region, “This unit [the F-35 ‘Adir’ fighter jet squadron] knows how to reach anywhere in the Middle East.
“I happened to see now in the 140th Squadron air support of an Adir (F-35) jet to the forces who were 200 meters away.”
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Halevi added, “We haven’t done this before, with very heavy armament, very good communication between what the force needs and what the jet knows to provide, and this connection of air and ground together, we always knew it was strong, we see that it is much stronger than we thought.”
The IDF said that they are continuing with their strikes by air, land and sea on targets inside the Gaza Strip which has killed more than 10,000 people in a month.
In a statement the IDF said, “We have been at war for a month now, we are inflicting severe damage to Hamas, damaging the leadership of Hamas, targeting the commanders, targeting the terrorists, destroying Hamas’ infrastructure in Gaza, and we are also constantly ready for other areas.”
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant confirmed on Tuesday that he has “approved” further operational plans for the northern part of Gaza.
Gallant said, “I have just approved additional plans for IDF forces operating in the Gaza Strip. The military’s actions in the last few days have been very impressive.
“The combination of Air Force units and the ground forces is making the Gaza Strip shake.
“These efforts led to extraordinary achievements, to the elimination of Hamas terrorists and their field commanders.
“In the past day, the military eliminated Hamas’ battalion and company commanders, some of whom had been replaced only two days ago and taken out as well.
“The IDF’s war machine is working at full force.”