Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed his country late Wednesday night, as Israel continues fighting against Hamas terrorist attacks that began on Saturday.

At least 1,200 Israelis have died since the surprise attack began on Simchat Torah, a Jewish holiday. Most of the deaths were civilians.

“We are dealing with it an enemy that is cruel and worse than ISIS,” the prime minister explained. “We saw children, boys and girls who were shot in their heads. Men and women who were burned alive. Young women who were raped and slaughtered, children whose heads were cut were decapitated.”

“We are fighting with all our strength on all fronts,” he said later in his speech. “We have moved over to the offense. Every Hamas member will be destroyed…They are ISIS, they will be destroyed.”