Defense Minister Yoav Gallant says Israel will need to make “difficult decisions” with regard to the hostages held by the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.
“We are moving step by step toward the total defeat of Hamas and getting closer to bringing the hostages home,” says Gallant following an assessment with military officials at the Gaza Division base in southern Israel.
“I think we will all have to make difficult, important decisions in the coming days,” he says. “There is not a moment throughout this campaign — 45 days — that I don’t think about the hostages,” Gallant adds.
The cabinet will convene tonight to discuss the hostage deal taking shape via mediator Qatar.