Defense Minister Gallant briefs US counterpart on developments in Gaza and northern Israel

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant spoke to his US counterpart, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, overnight, his office says.

During the call, Gallant briefed Austin on the IDF’s recent achievements in the war against Hamas, including “the destruction of dozens of kilometers of Hamas terror tunnels in Gaza,” his office says, and reiterated Israel’s determination to continue operating in the Palestinian enclave until all the goals of the war are met.

The two also discussed developments along the Lebanese border, where Hezbollah operatives have been launching drones, missiles and rockets at northern Israel daily.

Gallant stressed to Austin that Israel will not “tolerate threats against its citizens and violations of its sovereignty, and will take the measures required to ensure their security,” his office says.

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