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Gantz says Israel achieved its main goals in Operation Breaking Dawn

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Defense Minister Benny Gantz addresses Israelis after Operation Breaking Dawn, August 8, 2022. (Elad Malka/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz addresses Israelis after Operation Breaking Dawn, August 8, 2022. (Elad Malka/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz – speaking after Prime Minister Yair Lapid in a joint press conference – articulates the three clear objectives Israel achieved in Operation Breaking Dawn: removing the “immediate threat” against residents of the Gaza border region, “maintaining operational freedom of action,” and preserving deterrence against enemies who threaten Israel’s citizens and sovereignty.

“In the future, if necessary, we will conduct preemptive strikes in order to protect the citizens of Israel, its sovereignty and infrastructure. This is true on each of the fronts, from Tehran [Iran] to Khan Yunis [Gaza],” the defense minister adds.

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