Gallant Briefs Sullivan on Gaza Aid Efforts and Rafah Evacuations

By Yoni Weiss

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (R) with U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Monday in Tel Aviv. (Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday briefed U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on the latest efforts regarding the evacuation of civilians from the Rafah area and the provision of humanitarian assistance, according to an Israeli readout.

Gallant emphasized that expanding operations in Rafah is part of Israel’s broader strategy to dismantle Hamas and secure the release of hostages. He also highlighted the potential for significant escalation if the issue of attacks by the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah remains unresolved.

The discussion also touched on the importance of publicly demonstrating the strength of U.S.-Israel relations in countering Iranian ambitions in the region. Additionally, after a weapons shipment was delayed by the White House earlier this month, they discussed ways to maintain Israel’s “qualitative edge,” referring to the advanced military technology and platforms provided by the U.S.

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