Gallant holds discussion ahead of Rafah operation

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds discussion ahead of the ground entry of IDF forces into the Gazan city of Rafah.

Apr 15, 2024, 11:45 PM

Gallant holds discussionAriel Hermoni, Defense Ministry

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant held a discussion on Monday evening which dealt with the preparations for carrying out the necessary civilian operations ahead of the ground entry of IDF troops into the Gazan city of Rafah.

The discussion took place only a short time after the conclusion of the discussion in the War Cabinet which lasted a few hours and dealt with a possible response to the Iranian attack, as well as with athe operation in Rafah.

During the discussion, which took place with the participation of the Director General of the Ministry of Defense Eyal Zamir and the Head of the Unit for Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories Major General Ghasan Alyan, the Minister of Defense emphasized that in accordance with the Cabinet’s decision, preparations must be made to carry out a series of actions ahead of the start of ground operations, with an emphasis on the evacuation of civilians from Rafah and the expansion of the ways to bring in food and medical equipment for the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, officials told CNN that Israel was set to begin its operation against the last Hamas battalions in the Gaza Strip this week, but delayed the operation following Iran’s massive attack over the weekend.

According to the report, the IDF had planned to begin dropping leaflets over Rafah on Monday to warn civilians of the impending operation, but ultimately did not do so.

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  1. All these preparations to protect the innocent Hamas supporters in Rafah is slowly becoming a comedy-drama. According to reports from all over, there is plenty of food already in the Gaza Strip but it is not being distributed to keep up the pressure. The plans to evacuate the innocent Hamas supporters will not work as long as Hamas keeps pointing their weapons at them.

    This boils down to 2 options: 1, bomb them anyway or 2, go home and wait for them to try again.
    Obviously, the Biden administration very much prefers option 2. That keeps the munitions industry going, allows Iran to look like the adult in the room and keeps those pesky Israelis off balance.

    Although I’m not arguing for indiscriminate killing of Hamas supporters, I think it’s time to start option 1 and see who breaks off the bluff stare first.
    By the way, this town called Raffiach locally seems to be accumulating new names such as Rafah, Raffah, Raqqah etc.