Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that Israel’s ongoing war with Hamas will not end till the terror organization is completely eradicated and all hostages rescued.

Netanyahu made the remark while speaking at a press conference alongside Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Minister Benny Gantz at the Kirya in Tel Aviv. The Israeli prime minister revealed that his forces have eliminated senior Hamas officials responsible for the Oct. 7 attack.

“The war against Hamas-ISIS is advancing at full force and it has one goal – victory. There is no substitute for victory. We will eliminate Hamas and bring back our hostages,” Netanyahu said. “IDF forces have completed the encirclement of the city of Gaza. They are operating in the heart of the city and are on the outskirts of Shifa Hospital. They have eliminated thousands of terrorists including senior commanders and arch-murderers who were among those involved in the terrible massacre on the cursed Saturday of Oct. 7.”

Netanyahu revealed that Hamas has lost control of Gaza, while vowing to kill all terrorists in the region. He added that his forces will continue the fight at “full strength until victory. The prime minister emphasized the need to rescue Israelis hostages being held by Hamas, adding that their return is the main goal of the war.

“The return of our hostages is a main goal of the war,” he said. “This goal is the top priority for me and my colleagues here. To this end, I convene in-depth discussions on a daily basis in the War Cabinet that I chair. About the hostages, my directive and that of the Cabinet is clear: There will be no ceasefire without the return of our hostages. I would also like to clarify that the holding of the international contacts on the release of the hostages is being carried out by Mossad Director David Barnea, with the assistance of Maj.-Gen. (Ret.) Nitzan Alon, and when we have something to say, something concrete, we will update the families and submit it to the full Government. Until then, prudence would dictate silence.”

Netanyahu concluded that his country will not bow to international pressure.