The Israeli army radio reported on Monday that Israel agreed to Washington’s request to postpone ground operation against Gaza until additional American forces arrive.
The Israel army radio explained that the United States informed Israel that it intends to send additional US forces to the Middle East, due to fear of increasing Iranian attacks on its forces in the region.
According to estimates, they agreed in Israel to wait and delay the ground entry until additional US forces were sent.
Israeli officials explain that this isn’t the only reason for delaying the process, as there are other reasons, such as enhancing the operational readiness of the forces, as well as an attempt to end the prisoner issue and the possibility of implementing additional release deals.
In this context, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that there is a crisis of confidence between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the army leadership, and that there are tense relations between Netanyahu and Army Minister Yoav Galant that hinder joint work.
Yedioth Ahronoth added that there are disagreements between Netanyahu and senior officials in the army regarding assessments, plans and decisions.
For his part, Israeli analyst, Avi Issacharoff, said that the best indication that Netanyahu is hesitant about the decision to enter Gaza by land will be that we will hear in the coming days from those close to him that Hamas has received a severe blow, that the organization’s leadership is afraid, and that we are in fact winning.
“This is already happening, they are already starting to tell these stories,” he added.
Yedioth Ahronoth also reported that there are at least three ministers who are considering resigning from the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, ministers in the cabinet are considering resigning, with the aim of forcing Netanyahu to bear responsibility for the catastrophic failure resulting from the Hamas attack on the Gaza Strip.