February 22, 2024

In the wake of substantial pressures from Washington and other Western capitals to stop the campaign against Hamas due to the humanitarian toll in Gaza, Israeli leaders are urged to resist and persist in destroying Hamas. The Israeli government’s main mandate is to eradicate Hamas-ISIS entirely and ensure the security of Israeli society. The war must continue until Israel achieves its military objectives, with complete annihilation of Hamas as the only acceptable outcome.

Israeli leaders are warned against calling off or scaling back the assault on Hamas, as it would lead to widespread public outrage and protests. The recent deaths of over 30 soldiers in the conflict further emboldens the need for the war to be fully prosecuted without compromise. The tragic loss of a young soldier named Yonadav Levenstein, along with the pain suffered by his family, reflects the high price of the ongoing battle.

Elnatan Levenstein, Yonadav’s brother, emphasized the historical significance of the war and urged the government to stand firm in pursuing its goals without hesitation. He called for the elimination of Hamas-ISIS and for the government to ensure the security of every Israeli citizen. Elnatan’s impassioned plea underscores the gravity of the situation and the necessity for decisive action by Israeli leaders.

The writer, a senior fellow at the Misgav Institute for National Security & Zionist Strategy, shares the views expressed in the article. He emphasizes the need for Israel to continue its campaign against Hamas-ISIS until the organization is entirely eradicated, despite the heavy toll it has exacted. The sentiments expressed by the writer and Elnatan Levenstein embody the urgency and determination necessary for Israel to achieve lasting peace and security in the region.