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GOC Southern Command: 'intervention in Gaza's humanitarian crisis contingent on fallen soldiers' return'

GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir said Israel's investment in the quality of Life of the residents of Gaza is contingent on the return of the bodies of fallen IDF soldiers held in the Strip and Hamas' cooperation with the Israeli government.

 

"We have a supreme obligation to return the missing civilians and IDF soldiers, improving the situation of the residents of Gaza depends on this issue as well," Zamir said in a speech at the Sderot Conference on Society.

 

Zamir than stated that Iran's involvement in the Strip is discouraging Hamas from moving in said direction, and called Iran's efforts to turn Hamas into its proxy "a dangerous game."

 


First published: 03.05.18, 18:19