Netanyahu Vows Imminent ‘Painful Blows’ on Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “land additional and painful blows” on Hamas during Passover to increase pressure for the release of hostages in the Gaza Strip, the Times of Israel reported Sunday.

In a video message ahead of Passover, Netanyahu framed the Israel-Hamas war in biblical terms, citing the rabbinic dictum that “in every generation, they rise up to destroy us” — and stating the absence of the hostages over the upcoming holiday “only strengthens our determination to bring them back.”

Israel launched its war on Hamas after the terror group’s Oct. 7 massacre in southern Israel, in which close to 1,200 people, mostly civilians, were slain, and 253 were kidnapped. More than half are believed to remain, the outlet reported.

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