PM hints at disagreements with IDF: Israel is a ‘country with an army, not an army with a country’

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says he opposed a daily tactical humanitarian pause in southern Gaza announced by the IDF, he expands on ostensible disagreements with his military leadership during a cabinet meeting, according to Channel 13.

“We have a country with an army, not an army with a country,” he reportedly says during the meeting. “In order to achieve the elimination of Hamas, I have made decisions that aren’t always accepted by the military echelon.”

Netanyahu has during the war come out rhetorically against certain humanitarian measures, seen by some as a way of appeasing the right flank of his coalition.

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