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Netanyahu announced the curtailment of the operation in Gaza

Jun 24, 2024

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the current phase of fighting against Hamas in the Gaza Strip is winding down, paving the way for more troops to be sent to the northern border to confront the Lebanese Hezbollah group.


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to AP.

The Israeli leader said in a lengthy television interview that while the army is close to ending its ongoing ground offensive on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, that does not mean the war against Hamas is over. But in Gaza, he said, fewer troops would be needed, freeing up forces to fight Hezbollah.

"We will have the opportunity to transfer some of our forces to the north, and we will do it. First of all, for defense," he said, adding that it would also allow tens of thousands of displaced Israelis to return home.

Netanyahu said he hoped for a diplomatic solution to the crisis but promised to solve the problem "in other ways" if necessary. "We can fight on several fronts, and we are ready for it," he said.

Israel's prime minister said the offensive in Gaza is winding down, but Israel will have to continue strikes aimed at preventing Hamas from regrouping.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 24/06/2024

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