Housing Minister and Security Cabinet member Yoav Galant commented in a Ynet studio interview on recent statements by other Cabinet members on the possibility of retaking the strip, and said that, "When you want to overthrow Hamas, you should ask yourself who would replace it. I'm not seeing any volunteers—no Egypt, not the Palestinians, not the Europeans and certainly not us."
"If Hamas makes a mistake, the blood of its leaders will be on their own head," he warned. "There can be no compromise on this. Having said that, I hope we can contain the situation. We have no interest in continued fighting in Gaza."