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Israel defence minister says Hamas has ‘lost control of Gaza’

Hamas eyes Gaza truce extension for more hostage releases
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Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday said Hamas has “lost control” of the Gaza Strip it has ruled for 16 years.

“Hamas has lost control of Gaza. Terrorists are fleeing southward. Civilians are looting Hamas bases,” he said without providing evidence. “They don’t have faith in the government anymore,” Gallant added in a video broadcast on Israel’s main TV stations.

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