Israel-Gaza War, Humanitarian Situation

Senior Officials: The Humanitarian Situation is Coordinated with Jordan and Egypt

Senior IDF officials recently held situation assessments in which they explained what Israel's interest is in preventing a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, and in allowing the introduction of aid to the Gaza Strip.

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Senior IDF officials held briefings in the last few hours in which they explained that preserving the humanitarian situation in Gaza is an "Israeli interest" which "enables the continuation of the maneuver" and strengthens international support for the continuation of Israeli warfare.

Senior officials in the IDF held talks and briefings regarding the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, and determined that the humanitarian aid that flows into the Gaza Strip enables the fighting to continue. According to the senior source, the humanitarian need arises from the length of time needed for the IDF to fulfill its mission to destroy Hamas, and that these operations are also important to maintain ties with the Arab world and countries such as Jordan and Egypt, which take an active part in maintaining the situation in the Gaza Strip.

According to those senior officials, our "important" ties with Jordan and Egypt are an important part of the effort to continue the fighting and stabilize the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, and that measures such as Egypt's "allowing" foreigners to leave through the Rafah crossing, and the introduction of aid trucks "enable the continuation of the fighting", similarly to Jordanian measures such as the establishment of a field hospital in the south of the Gaza Strip. According to the same sources, during the fighting, Egypt allowed at least 7,000 foreigners to leave the Strip through the crossing, and Israel approved the transfer of over 1,700 aid trucks since the beginning of the fighting.

In addition, the same sources emphasize that although the IDF has no legal responsibility for what is happening in the Gaza Strip, the IDF is still a "moral army" and has responsibility for its activities in the region. Beyond that, the sources added that the purpose of the maneuver is to cleanse Gaza, not to occupy Gaza , and if it is necessary to occupy Gaza, the responsibility will increase much more.


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