The Israeli Ministry of Defense said that the Minister Yoav Galant He discussed in a phone call with his American counterpart Lloyd AustinYesterday, Thursday, developments in the war in Gaza And the file of Israeli detainees, as well as the situation on the border with Lebanon.
Israeli Channel 13 reported that Gallant told Austin that “the goals of the war have not changed,” and that Israel is determined to continue until they are achieved.
This comes in light of internal and external pressure on Tel Aviv due to the failure to achieve the declared goals of the war – which continues for the 105th day – which is to eliminate the movement. agitation And the return of Israeli prisoners.
Regarding the Lebanon front, Channel 13 quoted the Minister of Defense as saying that Israel is committed to returning the residents of the north to their homes and is approaching a decisive point in this regard, as he put it, in reference to tens of thousands of Israelis who were evacuated from settlements and towns near the border in light of the attacks. Hizb allah Lebanese.
Gallant told his American counterpart, “We prefer to return the population to the north through a settlement, and we are also prepared to do this through military force.”
Hezbollah entered into a confrontation with Israel following an operation Al-Aqsa flood On the seventh of last October, the Israeli war on Gaza broke out.
Through diplomatic pressure on Beirut, Israel is trying to remove Hezbollah fighters beyond the Litani River so that it can return the Israelis to the northern settlements, and at the same time threatens to launch a massive attack on Lebanon.