ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 147

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Netanyahu meets with defense brass on Gaza

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, left, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center and IDF chief Herzi Halevy meeting in Tel Aviv on May 2, 2023. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, left, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center and IDF chief Herzi Halevy meeting in Tel Aviv on May 2, 2023. (Haim Zach/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is conducting a situation assessment in Camp Dayan north of Tel Aviv, his office reports.

Joining him are Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy, National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi, Military Secretary Avi Gil, as well as the deputy commander of the Shin Bet, head of the IDF Southern Command, commanders of the IDF’s Operations and Research divisions, and the heads of the IDF’s Intelligence and Operations directorates.

The Kan broadcaster reports that National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, who has responsibility over the police, demanded to be included in the meeting, but has remained on the outside so far.

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