Differences in opinion are also reflected in the general public, with new opinion polls showing growing opposition to a ground attack. A poll released on Friday found that 49% of Israelis think it is better to wait, and 29% say the military should immediately escalate to a large-scale ground offensive.
A similar poll in Marib daily on October 19 found support for a large-scale ground attack at 65%.
The newspaper claimed that the release of hostages by Hamas was the cause of the change in public opinion.
Political analysts believe Netanyahu wants unanimous support from his war cabinet to avoid being held responsible if the attack goes awry.
His political standing has already been battered by the security failures he oversaw in the run-up to the attack that killed 1,400 Israelis and took more than 220 hostages.
Mutual suspicions between the military and the prime minister are so serious that civil servants are banning the military from recording Cabinet meetings to limit evidence that could be used in a national inquiry into the war, New York says.・The Times reported.
Meanwhile, Israeli ground forces carried out further ground air strikes on the enclave on Thursday, with support from fighter jets and drones.
The report states that “the Israel Defense Forces have identified and attacked numerous terrorist targets, including anti-tank missile launch sites, military command and control centers, and Hamas terrorists,” and that the military “departs from the area at the end of the operation.” “I withdrew,” he added.