Gallant, Austin Discuss IDF Operations and Humanitarian Aid

Overnight, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant had a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Gallant thanked Austin for the United States’ firm stance against the International Criminal Court’s controversial claims.

During their discussion, Gallant updated Austin on the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) ongoing operations to dismantle Hamas’ Rafah division and efforts to secure the release of 128 hostages in Gaza. Additionally, Gallant highlighted the measures being taken to facilitate the entry and delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians evacuated from the Rafah area. The conversation also covered topics related to force build-up efforts and critical defense cooperation between Israel and the United States.–News Desk