Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at the Knesset at a cabinet meeting on Thursday afternoon. He opened his remarks by saying the IDF has delivered a powerful blow to the Hamas infrastructure.

"We are continuing the operation in full strength," he said, adding that the IDF was making big gains in Gaza.

"In the past day, we have worked to overturn the FAA ban on flights to and from Israel, and that has borne fruit."

He went on to discuss the fallen soldiers: "In the name of all the people of Israel, I express deep condolences to the families, the fathers and mothers, of our soldiers that have died protecting our country."

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