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Israel hasn’t achieved any ‘strategic goals’ of war on Gaza: Top official

Tzachi Hanegbi, chief of the Israeli regime’s so-called national security council

A ranking Israeli official has admitted that the regime has fallen short of realizing all the “strategic goals” that it has been seeking to achieve through its months-long genocidal war against the Gaza Strip.

The remarks were made by Tzachi Hanegbi, chief of the regime’s so-called national security council, on Wednesday, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television network reported, citing Israeli media outlets.

"We did not achieve any of the strategic goals of the war,” including nailing “conditions for a prisoner [exchange] deal” and “toppling” the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, he said.

"They say in the [Israeli forces] that this will take a lot of time, not one year, but years," Hanegbi added.

The official, meanwhile, noted that the regime had turned the world against itself with its continuous bombing and blocking of humanitarian aid convoys.

The Israeli regime launched the war on Gaza last October following al-Aqsa Storm, a retaliatory operation by the coastal sliver’s resistance movements, during which hundreds were taken captive.

At least 35,709 people, mostly women and children, have been killed in Gaza throughout the brutal military onslaught.

Hanegbi’s remarks did not mark the first time, when an Israeli official would admit the regime’s failure to nail its objectives that also include bringing about forced exodus of Gaza’s entire population to neighboring Egypt.

On Saturday, Ram Ben-Barak, a member of the Israeli parliament who used to serve as deputy director of the regime’s Mossad spy agency, described the war as “futile” and stressed that Tel Aviv was on the losing end.

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