This IS significant on several level’s…..
Israeli President Netanyahu has just learned of setback to himself and his parties effort to limit his countries High Courts power….
A New York Times piece mentioned the possibility of America cutting back military aid to Israel….
American President HAS been VERY pissed at supporting Israel while media reports of ten’s of thousands of Gaza civilian deaths….(Biden HAS to be VERY Happy and so will most Middle East Leaders)
The Israeli Prime Minister has had protests by his own people who want hostages back vs more Hamas takedowns…
Mobilizing the countries citizen soldier’s has brought the conflict home in causalities and a hit to the countries economy….
Thing’s are still going on between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon …..
We will NOW see about the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza going forward….
Will supplies, humitarinan aid and reconstruction begin?
Will Israel leave a military footprint in Gaza in a effort to fight Hamas returning there?
The Israeli military said on Monday that it would begin withdrawing several thousand troops from the Gaza Strip at least temporarily, in what was the most significant publicly announced reduction since the war with Hamas began.
The military cited a growing toll on the Israeli economy after nearly three months of wartime mobilization with little end in sight to the fighting. Israel had been considering scaling back its operations, and the United States has been prodding it to do so more quickly as the death toll and privation in Gaza rose….
Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the Israeli military spokesman, emphasized that the move to demobilize some soldiers did not suggest any compromise of Israel’s intention to continue fighting until it destroys Hamas, and the fighting across Gaza remained intense. Admiral Hagari, who had said he expected “warfare throughout this year,” indicated that some troops would be called back to service in 2024….
He did not mention the American requests to scale back, and Israeli officials have not declared any shift toward a more limited, targeted phase of the war in Gaza, though they have said such a transition would come.
But military analysts and U.S. officials say the troop withdrawal probably signals that such a change has begun, though they caution that the war is nowhere near over.
Reservists from at least two brigades will be sent home this week, the Israeli military said in a statement, and three brigades will be taken back for “scheduled” training. Brigades vary in size, up to roughly 4,000 troops, and the Israeli military does not disclose how many troops it has deployed in Gaza, so it was unclear how many would remain….
image….Israeli soldiers returning to their home soil from deployment in Gaza on Sunday.Credit…Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty