Israel ambassador to Romania: We don’t fight against Palestinian people, we fight against Hamas
The Israeli ambassador said the number of the civilians who were killed in the Israeli operations launched a week ago accounts for 12 percent of the total number of casualties. He added the civilians' death is regrettable, but said the Israeli troops focus their activity only on the areas posing a terrorist threat.
Oren David said Hamas had a rather tough response in front of the Israeli operation, but the organisation's military infrastructure has been destroyed significantly. He added Hamas leaders hide in bunkers, but their wish to do harm has by no means diminished.
He pointed out the Israeli troops seek to take control of those areas in Gaza Strip where Hamas launches its attacks on the Israel-based civilians and to eliminate the places where the organisation concentrates its armed force.