ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 145

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Gantz: War against Hamas could last an entire generation, hostages must remain top priority

War cabinet minister Benny Gantz gives a statement on January 4, 2024. (Courtesy)
War cabinet minister Benny Gantz gives a statement on January 4, 2024. (Courtesy)

War cabinet minister Benny Gantz tells residents of the evacuated southern communities that the war against Hamas could last “a year, a decade, or even an entire generation,” and acknowledges the urgent need to ensure the release of the hostages still held in Gaza, Channel 12 reports.

“There is time to destroy Hamas; there is no time left for the hostages; right now, they are the priority,” he tells representatives of various Gaza border communities during a meeting about the ongoing war.

“Complete removal of the threat will take time; we are hoping for relative security by the summer,” he says, and adds that the troops in Gaza will soon reach the city of Rafah, which borders Egypt.

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