Chief of Staff: IDF trying to improve Gaza situation

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot was a guest of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday, saying that the army has operated for the last four years without a multi-year program and that this created an inability to plan for the long term. He further

said that without intervention by Iran and Hezbollah in Syria, the Assad regime would likely not be able to hold on.

Eisenkot said that the situation in the Gaza Strip is complex, mainly because of rivalries between terror organizations. He added that the IDF is attempting to improve the economic situation in Gaza, mostly by allowing trucks to enter. Eisenkot emphasized that crossings are closed when there is firing of high-trajectory weapons.



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