Israeli minister for military affairs has threatened that the regime will “totally destroy” the Palestinian resistance movements in the Gaza during the next war of Tel Aviv on the blockaded territory.

During an interview with al-Quds newspaper on Monday, Avigdor Lieberman said the next war of Israel on Gaza would be “their last. I would like to emphasize again: It will be their last confrontation because we will completely destroy them.”

The remarks sparked controversy as Palestinian activists took to online social media and denounced the Israeli minister for his comments.

In yet another act of aggression against the Gazans, the Israeli military launched an airstrike against what it called a position belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

There was no report of casualties following the airstrike.

Earlier this month, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov voiced concerns over the disastrous conditions in Gaza, saying the Israeli regime must understand that punitive measures could trigger a new conflict between Tel Aviv and Hamas.

He also said that Israeli policies on the Palestinian enclave merely escalate violence.

Back in May, Hamas leader in Gaza Islamil Haniyeh said the Hamas resistance movement was not afraid of Lieberman and the Israeli military, describing the next Israeli war on Gaza as “decisive”.

This is while the latest major Israeli attack against Gaza in 2014 left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead, including 577 children, and 11,100 other sustained injures.