War in Gaza: Israel’s biggest mistake in the Gaza Strip? “It needs to be investigated”

Yossi Yehoshuathe reporter and military commentator of ‘Yediot Ahronoth’, was interviewed today (Thursday) on Yanon Magal and Barak Seri’s program on 103FM, and addressed the fighting in the north of the country as well as the issue of land entry into Rafah.

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“Regarding Kiryat Shmona and the fact that it was emptied, we are talking about 4,000 people who remained, out of 24,000,” Yehoshua said at the beginning of his remarks, “These numbers will go up and down after yesterday’s incident. In the context of the not bad results of the IDF against Hezbollah, we do urge the Raduan forces significantly to five kilometers. There are quite a few dead, 300 or so, including the commander of the Raduan force. This is a significant achievement in combat.”

A direct hit to a factory in Kiryat Shmona (Photo: Erez Ben Simon/TPS)
A direct hit to a factory in Kiryat Shmona (Photo: Erez Ben Simon/TPS)

“We are harming their air capabilities, he is targeting the Miron area, according to Hezbollah publications, he also targeted our Iron Dome batteries at the beginning of the week, he knows the locations,” he added, “there is no need to say what was successful and what was not, in my opinion it is a mistake, even when the army publishes That and some of the journalists. We do take away his capabilities, we restored the freedom of air operations in Lebanon. These days are important for gathering intelligence in real time for the possibility of war. We go up another click, two, firmly, and both sides say they don’t want war, so we We have to be careful that we don’t get dragged into it because we have a front in the south that is still open.”

He was then asked where it goes from here, and replied: “The definition of the political and IDF level is to preserve Lebanon as a secondary arena. Therefore, what you are doing, you are now calling for capabilities to take away as many means as possible from him, especially in the worlds of air defense, as the Americans are arming us and the Iranians are arming them. That is why there is an effort in Syria, we are hurting them with a lot of Iranian advisers who are now removing their feet from Syria. They reduced the presence of their people there, because every chance we have we attack them.”

At the end, Yehoshua referred to the Gaza Strip and said: “We opened Gaza very, very well and the performance in Shifa is not bad at all, but for three months, let’s say the IDF made a mistake and did not simultaneously start the war in both Khan Yunis and Rafah, three months ago it could already was to move to Rafah. This is a serious fault that needs to be investigated and talked about, why didn’t we act in Rafah, not now when the American pressure is heavy. We are in Khan Yunis for four months, at the same time we could activate another division in the direction of Rafah. Three months ago we had all the legitimacy to operate in Rafah. Two factors are to blame for this, both the army and the political echelon. Today it is a decision of the political level. Four months ago we could operate in Rafah.”

Assisted in the preparation of the article: Shani Romano 103FM

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