‘Ready for the next stage’: IDF chief okays battle plans in Gaza for after ceasefire

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

This handout photo shows IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi (center) holding an assessment with the head of the Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman (right), and head of the IDF Operations Directorate, Maj. Gen. Oded Basiuk, at the Southern Command in Beersheba, November 29, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
This handout photo shows IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi (center) holding an assessment with the head of the Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman (right), and head of the IDF Operations Directorate, Maj. Gen. Oded Basiuk, at the Southern Command in Beersheba, November 29, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi approves battle plans for after the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, during a meeting at the Southern Command headquarters in Beersheba today, the military says.

“We know what needs to be done, and are ready for the next stage,” Halevi says in remarks provided by the IDF.

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