Gallant Affirms Commitment to Gaza Operation Until Hostages Are Freed

By Aryeh Stern

Brett McGurk, the White House coordinator for the Middle East (L) meets with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. (Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant reaffirmed Israel’s stance during a meeting on Wednesday with Brett McGurk, the White House coordinator for the Middle East. Gallant emphasized that Israel would persist in its Gaza campaign until the Hamas terror group is completely dismantled and all hostages held in the Strip are safely returned home.

According to a statement from the Defense Ministry, Gallant conveyed, ‘The State of Israel remains resolute in its operations in Gaza until our troops achieve their objectives: dismantling Hamas and reuniting our hostages with their families.’

The statement further detailed that Gallant extensively discussed the hostage situation, sharing intelligence insights and updates on the individuals being held captive by Hamas, along with the ongoing efforts for their safe return.

McGurk’s visit to Israel is part of a rapid diplomatic tour across regional countries, aimed at brokering a US-led agreement to secure the release of nearly 240 individuals held in Gaza by Hamas terrorists. Following his visit to Israel, McGurk is reportedly scheduled to visit Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain in pursuit of a resolution.

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