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Israeli defence minister predicts Gaza operation could take three months

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 22:11
Israeli defence minister predicts Gaza operation could take three months
Yoav Gallant. Photo: Anadolu via Getty Images

Yoav Gallant, Israeli Defence Minister, said Israel's upcoming ground offensive in the Gaza Strip could last three months, but it would be the last time if Israel succeeds in eliminating the Hamas terrorist group.

Source: Gallant at the Israeli Air Force Command Center in Tel Aviv, reports The Times of Israel

Quote: "This needs to be the last [ground] manoeuvre in Gaza, for the simple reason that after it there will be no Hamas. It will take a month, two months, three, but in the end, there will be no Hamas." 


Details: The minister also said that "before the enemy meets the armoured and infantry forces, it will meet the bombs of the Air Force."

"I am under the impression that you know how to do it in a lethal, precise, and very high-quality way, as it has been proven until now," Gallant added, addressing the officers of Israel Defence Forces.

However, Israel confirmed that it had authorised another humanitarian aid entry into the Gaza Strip through Egypt on Sunday at the request of US President Joe Biden's administration.


"At the request of the American administration and in accordance with the instructions of the political echelon, humanitarian aid from the United Nations containing only water, food, and medical equipment was brought into the southern Gaza Strip today, through the Rafah crossing in Egypt," the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) says in a statement.


  • Herzi Halevi, Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces, informed the IDF Command on Saturday 21 October that the military will launch an operation to take out Hamas.
  • The first twenty trucks carrying humanitarian aid entered the Gaza Strip on 21 October through the Rafah checkpoint on the border with Egypt.

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