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“The intense phase of fighting against Hamas is nearing an end,” says Netanyahu

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According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the section of heavy combating within the Gaza Strip is coming to an finish. This doesn’t imply an finish to the struggle, nonetheless. It does enable Israel to maneuver extra components of its armed forces to the northern border with Lebanon.

DThe intensive section of the Israeli navy operation in opposition to the novel Islamic Hamas within the metropolis of Rafah within the south of the Gaza Strip will quickly finish, based on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The intensive phase of the fighting against Hamas is about to end,” Netanyahu informed Israeli broadcaster Channel 14 on Sunday. But this doesn’t imply “that the war will soon be over.”

Israel has positioned the final remaining Hamas battalions within the Gaza Strip in Rafah on the border with Egypt and has been taking motion in opposition to targets within the metropolis for weeks, regardless of worldwide criticism.

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After the tip of the intensive section, “we will be able to move some forces back to the north,” Netanyahu introduced. This shall be achieved “primarily” for protection functions, but in addition to carry again the residents who’ve fled from there.

Netanyahu open to “partial agreement”

Netanyahu stated he wouldn’t enter into an settlement that may finish the struggle within the Gaza Strip. However, he was open to a “partial agreement” that would come with the return of Israeli hostages from the Gaza Strip. “The goal is to bring back those abducted and to uproot the Hamas regime in Gaza,” stated the Israeli head of presidency.

When requested a few post-war order within the Gaza Strip, Netanyahu stated within the TV interview that Israel would “exercise military control” there “in the foreseeable future.” “We also want to create a civil administration, if possible with local Palestinians and perhaps with external support from countries in the region, to manage humanitarian supplies and later civil affairs in the Gaza Strip,” the Israeli head of presidency added.

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