Former Israeli PM Olmert: No Chance of 'Complete Victory' in Gaza, Calls for End to 'Stalling War'

In a candid assessment, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has dismissed the possibility of achieving a "complete victory" in the Gaza Strip, where the Israeli regime has been waging a devastating war since October 7.

Iran (IMNA) - Olmert's remarks, made to the Israeli broadcaster KAN on Saturday, come as the regime's military campaign has resulted in the deaths of nearly 36,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

Olmert expressed skepticism about the regime's ability to destroy Hamas, the Gaza-based resistance movement, or achieve its broader objectives, including the liberation of captives and the forced displacement of Gaza's population to Egypt. Despite the regime's continued efforts, it has failed to realize these goals.

In contrast to the current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to continue the war until "complete victory," Olmert characterized the conflict as a "stalling war" that serves the interests of Netanyahu and some extremist government members rather than Israel as a whole.

The former prime minister specifically called for an end to the military operation in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza that has been subject to a ground invasion despite being a refuge for those fleeing the war. His comments come amid an International Court of Justice order for the regime to avoid acts of genocide in Gaza and to halt its military offensive in Rafah, ensuring humanitarian assistance reaches civilians in the blockaded territory.

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