Yoav Gallant


Israel-Gaza War
Defense Minister discusses preparations for evacuating civilians ahead of Rafah operation

Per the statement, these preparations are part of the cabinet decision to clear the way for an IDF ground operation.

Avi Woolf | 15.04.24

Iran Attack

Gallant at Arrow 3 battery: "We have a chance to form a strategic alliance against this serious threat from Iran"

Gallant also said that "the United States, Israel, and its allies stand shoulder to shoulder to defend against this threat."

Avi Woolf | 14.04.24

Iran, Israel-Gaza War

Gallant: Israel is closely monitoring possible Iranian attack 

The Defense Minister added that Israel has been adding new capabilities on land, air, sea, and intelligence systems to counter Iranian efforts.

Avi Woolf | 13.04.24

Israel-Gaza War

Report: Netanyahu and Gallant not updated before strike on Haniyeh's sons

The defense establishment reportedly received the information in realtime and did not want to miss the operational opportunity to hit these high-value targets.

JFeed Staff | 10.04.24

Israel-Gaza War

Gallant to new recruits: "We will also reach Rafah"

Regarding a possible hostage deal, the Defense Minister said "there's another side that needs to agree."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 08.04.24

Israel-Gaza War

Gallant: This is why the IDF left Khan Yunis

At a situational assessment at Southern Command, the Defense Minister discussed future plans for both the military offensive and better coordination of humanitarian aid.

Liran Vainshtain, Avi Woolf, JFeed Staff | 07.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Humanitarian Aid

IDF Spokesperson: World Central Kitchen incident investigation to be made public soon

In the face of conflicting signs of a possible attack from Iran, IDF Spokesperson Hagari also said that there was no change as of yet in Rear Command instructions.

Liran Vainshtain, Chani Edri, JFeed Staff | 04.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Humanitarian Aid

Following World Central Kitchen deaths, Gallant orders investigation, tighter coordination and communication with humanitarian orgs

The Defense Minister also "reflected on the complex environment in which IDF troops are required to operate on a daily basis" while stressing the need for open communication with international organizations.

Avi Woolf | 02.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front, Hostage Deal

Gallant asks Netanyahu to get ISA to investigate leaks related to the northern front and hostage deal negotiations

The Defense Minister made the irregular request on the grounds that the leaks "serve Hamas."

JFeed Staff | 02.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Shifa Hospital

Shifa Hospital operation comes to a close after two weeks of fighting

IDF forces departed Shifa Hospital during the night, concluding an operation that eliminated 200 terrorists.

Oz Israel Schwartz, JFeed Staff | 01.04.24

Israel-Gaza War

Gallant to 98th Division: Very senior terrorists turning themselves in

The Defense Minister said that they were successfully hunting down those involved in October 7: "We will continue until we reach results throughout the Gaza Strip."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 31.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Polls

IDI Poll: Israeli public trusts IDF Chief of Staff, Defense Minister, Benny Gantz; only right somewhat trusts Netanyahu

The poll also showed Israeli Jews more supportive of waging war even without American input and without considering the suffering of Gazan civilians as a major factor.

Avi Woolf | 26.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, US-Israel Relations

Gallant's visit to the US will focus on preserving Israel's "qualitative military edge"

The Defense Minister said his visit to the United States will be aimed at ensuring Israel has the equipment it needs to complete its tasks in Gaza and Lebanon as well as maintain the relationship with the US.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 24.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Draft, Charedim

Gallant: "We will need the enlistment of all parts of the nation and society in 2024"

The Defense Minister noted during a ministry conference that "we will need to ensure our qualitative and quantitative advantage."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 20.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Shifa Hospital

Gallant: Shifa hospital has become a death trap for terrorists

The Defense Minister addressed the nighttime raid on Shifa hospital: "With this move we've taken another step towards collapsing Hamas."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 18.03.24

Israel-Gaza War

Gallant: We will get to the massacre planners - including those outside Gaza

The Defense Minister also argued that the humanitarian corridor "strengthens our hold on Gaza."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 13.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Humanitarian Aid

Report: Europeans lukewarm on Biden's Gaza aid port idea, don't believe it can meet needs

Kann 11 news reporter Roi Kais reports that European diplomats are skeptical of Biden's plan to establish a temporary port near the Gaza coast to directly aid Gazan civilians. The UAE, on the other hand, is enthusiastic.

Avi Woolf | 12.03.24

Israel-Gaza War

MEMRI President: US port initiative a "miracle" which will lead to victory - and with fewer civilian casualties

MEMRI President Yigal Carmon argues that President Biden's port initiative will help cut off Hamas' allies, reduce civilian casualties, and allow for a quicker end to the war.

Avi Woolf | 12.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Humanitarian Aid

Ynet: Defense Minister Gallant optimistic American aid port will help bring down Hamas

The Defense Minister argued that the port, meant to send aid, especially food, directly to the residents, will help cut the terrorist organization off from support.

Avi Woolf | 10.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, IDF

Gallant: All parts of the nation must bear the burden

Regarding the IDF's plan to investigate the events before and during October 7, Gallant said "I support the Chief of Staff."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 07.03.24