There've been ambiguous reports telling that the IDF would be leaving Gaza, when there's still a soldier missing and not clues whether he's still alive. I hope this news confirms a withdrawal won't be the case
Israeli tanks appeared to be pulling back from a number of border towns around Gaza, as its military continued an intensive bombardment of the southern city of Rafah in the search for the missing Israeli soldier.
But a suggestion that Israel may unilaterally withdraw its ground troops from Gaza in the next 48 hours appeared unlikely, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying however long it takes and with whatever force is required, Israel would bring back peace to its border.
“I will not say when the operation is going to end. We will redeploy in places that are good for us to create less friction,” Mr Netanyahu said in a televised media conference on Saturday night.
Adding to the confusion, the Israel Defence Forces announced that it would soon have destroyed all the tunnels built by Hamas from Gaza into southern Israeli towns.
I hope they do manage that part for starters, because those tunnels pose a serious danger, since terrorists have proven they can infiltrate through them. Indeed, the Hamas has had so many built in Gaza itself that the whole strip contains serious danger that can't be ignored. That's why any withdrawal would be a disaster in the making.
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