Netanyahu wraps meeting with defense brass

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has wrapped up a meeting with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and other defense chiefs, his office says, releasing a picture of him speaking to Mossad head David Barnea and Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar.

Netanyahu has yet to comment on the release of Israeli hostages Nurit Cooper and Yocheved Lifshitz.

According to Channel 12 news, Cooper and Lifshitz are being brought to Tel Aviv’s Ichilov hospital, next door to Defense Ministry headquarters, where Netanyahu held his meeting.

At the start of the situational assessment, Netanyahu’s office released a video of him sitting next to Gallant and IDF chief Herzi Halevi vociferously insisting that the three were of one mind, after reports indicated serious disagreements between the officials.

“We are working together like an iron fist for one goal, eliminating Hamas,” Netanyahu said.

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