Gallant: Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas hope to turn Ramadan into ‘2nd stage of October 7’

The Times of Israel reports: “Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Tuesday Israel has identified that Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas are aiming to take advantage of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and turn it into ‘the second stage of October 7, and ignite the ground.’

Speaking during an assessment at the IDF Central Command, Gallant said, ‘Hamas’s main goal is to take Ramadan, with an emphasis on the Temple Mount and Jerusalem, and turn it into the second phase of their plan that began on October 7. This is the main goal of Hamas, it is being amplified by Iran and Hezbollah.’

‘We must not give Hamas what it has not been able to achieve since the beginning of the war and converge the combat fronts,’ Gallant warned.

Hamas called its mass-murdering October 7 onslaught on southern Israel ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood,’ in an effort to claim religious legitimacy for its atrocities…”

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