‘We Are Not Looking for Big Wars’: Gallant

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant visit the Israeli Army Central Command HQ. (Photo: Prime Minister of Israel TW Page)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Yoav Gallant said that he had ‘no evidence Iran coordinated the October 7 attack on Israel.’

Israel is not looking for big wars but is preparing for potential threats from Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant told reporters.

“We are not looking for big wars, but we are preparing ourselves (against any threat, whether it is) versus Iran and especially versus Hezbollah,” Gallant said, as cited by the Times of Israel.

The Israeli defense chief said that he had “no evidence (Iran) coordinated the exact day,” that is, the October 7 attack on Israel. “But they knew the general idea,” he added.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said earlier in an interview with CNN that Tehran did not want the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to engulf the entire Middle East.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 8,300 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,457 children, and wounded more than 21,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 


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