Thu 20 Jun 2024 11:18 am - Jerusalem Time

Hebrew media: Hagari's statements regarding Hamas angered Netanyahu

Israeli Channel 12 revealed that statements by Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari regarding the inability to eliminate Hamas angered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The channel explained that "Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant asked the office of Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy to provide clarification regarding Hagari's statements."

Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said on Wednesday that the Hamas movement is an idea that cannot be eliminated, stressing that not all kidnapped persons can be returned by military means.

According to Israeli Channel 13, Hagari said: “Hamas is an idea and a party, and it is implanted in the hearts of the people, and whoever believes that we can hide it is mistaken,” adding, “Talk about eliminating Hamas is deceiving the public.”

The Hebrew newspaper "Haaretz" pointed out that "the empty promises that Israel would be able to destroy Hamas and return Lebanon to the Stone Age were exposed," adding that "the army is not prepared for any scenario in Gaza or Lebanon."

Hagari's statements came after a speech by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in which he threatened that the invasion of the Galilee was still on the agenda, and said: “The Lebanon Front blocked the enemy forces from participating in Gaza, and some of them are elite forces, because there is a fear among the enemy of The entry of the resistance into the Galilee is a matter that remains on the table if the confrontation develops.”

For his part, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant stated that "Hezbollah" was the one who started the war, stressing that it is "Israel's duty" to change the situation, according to the Hebrew Channel 12.

He added: "The situation in the north will change with a settlement or a large-scale military operation, and we have a duty to return citizens safely to their homes."


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Hebrew media: Hagari's statements regarding Hamas angered Netanyahu