Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (Likud) briefed 31 defense ministers at Thursday morning at the NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting in Brussels.
During the meeting, Minister Gallant spoke of the atrocities committed by Hamas against children, women, men and the elderly.
“We have been hit hard,” he said. “But make no mistake: 2023 is not 1943. We are the same Jews, but we have different abilities. The State of Israel is strong. “We are united, and we are powerful.”
During his briefing, Minister Gallant presented an uncensored video of some of the horrific acts committed by Hamas against Israeli civilian soldiers and foreign nationals who were kidnapped or killed.
“Hamas is the ‘ISIS’ of Gaza, a savage organization, financed and supported by Iran,” he said, underlining: “Hamas is ISIS.”
In his speech, Minister Gallant expressed his gratitude for the solidarity shown by Israel’s partners around the world and placed special emphasis on the special bond with the United States.