Gallant discusses effort to evacuate Rafah civilians as required before IDF offensive

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds a situational assessment in Tel Aviv on April 15, 2024. (Ariel Hermomi/ Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds a situational assessment in Tel Aviv on April 15, 2024. (Ariel Hermomi/ Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant held an assessment on the “necessary civilian operations” that need to be taken ahead of the IDF’s offensive in southern Gaza’s Rafah, his office says.

The Defense Ministry says the meeting focused on the “evacuation of the civilians from Rafah, and the expansion of the methods to bring food and medical equipment into the Gaza Strip.”

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