Yedioth Ahronoth: The soldiers don’t want to stay in Gaza


According to Israeli Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the leaders of the Israeli army are secretly studying the possibility of reaching a truce that will last for a longer period in the Gaza Strip, and this is despite the official hostile statements issued by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant regarding the continuation of attacks on Gaza.

Reports indicate that the discussion addresses the possibility of achieving a truce that will last for at least 10 days.

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper report points out that, according to current estimates, it’s not certain that military operations will return with the same intensity if the temporary truce is achieved.

There are doubts about the fulfillment of Netanyahu and Gallant’s promises to fully control the northern Gaza Strip and expand the scope to areas such as Khan Yunis, the Zaytoun neighborhood, and Jabalia refugees camp.

There is a clear gap that appears between the military and security leadership on the one hand, and the Israeli soldiers on the ground in Gaza on the other hand.

In this context, Yedioth Ahronoth reported that Prime minister Netanyahu, minister Gallant and others claim that everyone is determined to eradicate Hamas, while there is a majority of the forces present in Gaza that want to leave the Strip and return to their homes.

There is fear within Israel about the lives of soldiers in Gaza during the truce, especially in light of the presence of some non-Hamas resistance fighters in the northern Gaza Strip.

Yedioth Ahronoth warns that the continuation of the truce may cause Israeli remorse later, especially if the Palestinian movement reorganizes its ranks and directs strong strikes at the Israeli army after the truce period expires.

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