Israel to ‘enter much less intensive section of struggle’ | EUROtoday

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Israel has mentioned its operations in opposition to Hamas in southern Gaza will quickly enter a much less intensive section.

Yoav Gallant, the Israeli Defence Minister, mentioned  that intense operations would quickly be winding down within the southern cities of Khan Younis and Rafah.

“We made it clear that the intensive manoeuvring stage would last for approximately three months,” Mr Gallant instructed a information convention, including that stage was already being reached within the northern Gaza Strip.

“In southern Gaza we will reach this achievement and it will end soon, and in both places, the moment will come when we will move to the next phase,” he mentioned, with out specifying a time-frame.

Israel’s military confirmed that one in every of its 4 divisions working within the territory accomplished its withdrawal on Monday.

However, Israeli officers, together with Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend, have repeatedly warned the combating in Gaza will go on for months.

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