Media: Bennett expects escalation with Lebanon or Gaza

Media: Bennett expects escalation with Lebanon or Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Israel may have to face military confrontation with Lebanon or Gaza. This was reported by The Times of Israel.

In addition, as reported by Ynet, Bennett mentioned a meeting between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. It is noted that Bennett made these statements in the part of the meeting that was closed to the media.

Bennett explained that he did not plan to advance peace negotiations with the Palestinians, and that Israel's interest was to maintain stability in the West Bank and in Gaza.

The prime minister reportedly said his government wants to stop Hamas from arming itself and wants to return the prisoners held in Gaza.

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