Quotes from Cabinet Meeting

Netanyahu to Ministers: We Know "Roughly" the Location of Sinwar

According to quotes published in N12 news, Netanyahu explained at the cabinet meeting that Israel knows the approximate location of Sinwar; the ministers discussed the number of casualties in the fighting.

( Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Quotations from the cabinet meeting that took place earlier today (Sunday) were published this evening on the N12 news website. According to the publication Prime Minister Netanyahu shared with the ministers that the security establishment "roughly" knows the location of Sinwar and his surroundings.

During the cabinet meeting that took place, some of the ministers asked about Israel's progress in the war, in particular the ministers asked whether Israel was really close to getting its hands on the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar. In response to the questions, Netanyahu explained that Israel "roughly" knows Sinwar's location and the area where he operates.

The belief that Israel is close to Sinwar's location comes against the background of the IDF and the security establishment's assessment that Sinwar is staying in the network of tunnels below Khan Yunis, and that the forces reached the area where he stayed a few hours after he left the place.

During the meeting, the ministers received a full review of the progress of the war in the Gaza Strip by senior officials of the defense establishment, led by the head of the IDF strategy division, Major General Eliezer Toledano, who explained to the ministers that "this is a war that will continue for many months. We will have to manage an arms economy, but the goal is to finish off Hamas."

Regarding the criticism of the number of people killed in the fighting, General Toledano explained, "It is impossible to guarantee that the guerrilla warfare will not continue in the north of the Gaza Strip. It is not over there yet."

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