Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant held an operational situation assessment at the IDF’s Southern Command HQ, together with the Head of the Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman and additional IDF officials.

The commanders briefed the Minister on operational developments in the Gaza Strip, with an emphasis on operations conducted in the area of Nasser Hospital. The Minister was also presented with operational plans for the fight against Hamas battalions in central Gaza and the Rafah area.

“I would like to begin by expressing my appreciation for the actions taken by the Southern Command and its troops. This is the most advanced level of fighting that the IDF has demonstrated in many years, and it is the result of [great] coordination between the various efforts and forces,” the Defense Minister stated.

Regarding operations in the Nasser hospital, he noted: “The deepening of military activities in Khan Yunis continues to bear fruit. Two hundred terrorists have surrendered at Nasser hospital, dozens [of terrorists] have surrendered at the Amal hospital – this shows that they [Hamas] have lost their fighting spirit. Terrorists armed with RPGs, weapons, and guns, [faced the IDF] and did not fight back. They [Hamas terrorists] understood that their options were to surrender or die.”... Read More: Arutz-7