Addressing the Air Force on a Sunday, Gallant emphasized that this approach is intended to be the final action in Gaza, leaving no room for compromise with Hamas. The goal is to ensure the eradication of Hamas’s influence and capabilities within the region.
The conflict with Hamas dates back to October 7, 2023, when the group launched an attack on Israel. In response, Israel has been employing heavy aerial bombardments. However, this strategy has not produced the desired results, as Hamas still maintains bases in Gaza that Israel aims to dismantle entirely.
Israel has mobilized a substantial force of over 360,000 aid workers to support the regular army in the upcoming ground operation in Gaza. The Israeli military has confirmed its readiness to enter Gaza when the central government grants permission.
Notably, reports from Bloomberg indicate that the United States and European countries have advised Israel to exercise caution in launching the ground operation. This caution is due to concerns about the safety of prisoners held by Hamas, who were captured during the earlier conflict. The international community’s involvement in the situation highlights the complexity of the ongoing conflict in the region.