Gantz backs plan to free captives

Palestine

Published: 2024-06-11 12:11

Last Updated: 2024-06-25 01:55


Gantz and Blinken.
Gantz and Blinken.

The former war cabinet member Benny Gantz met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tel Aviv, where Gantz expressed his support for any responsible plan to retrieve captives from Gaza. He emphasized that Tel Aviv would not hesitate to act to protect northern residents.

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that the "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his commitment to the proposal presented by US President Joe Biden. Blinken, after meeting with Netanyahu, mentioned that discussions on post-war plans for Gaza would continue over the next couple of days.

The Secretary of State noted that Hamas's statement supporting the UN resolution was a hopeful sign, emphasizing that the longer the war continued, the greater the likelihood of conflict expansion. He stressed that the forthcoming statements from Hamas leadership within Gaza were crucial and awaited.