Netanyahu par­ty mem­ber says Israel made mis­take in slow­ing pace of Gaza oper­a­tion

Netanyahu party member says Israel made mistake in slowing pace of Gaza operation

Long­time Israeli politi­cian and diplo­mat Dan­ny Danon believes his coun­try made a mis­take in drag­ging out its mil­i­tary cam­paign in Gaza to sat­is­fy out­side inter­ests.
Danon, a mem­ber of Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Netanyahu’s Likud Par­ty and for­mer ambas­sador to the Unit­ed Nations, told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er that Israel changed “the mode of oper­a­tion” after the week­long cease­fire in late Novem­ber 2023 to a slow­er pace to meet the requests of out­side voic­es.
“I think we made a mis­take,” he said. “Now we are act­ing slow­er. I think we should have con­tin­ued full force ahead like we start­ed the war. We could have fin­ished by now.”

Israel’s for­mer out­go­ing ambas­sador to the Unit­ed Nations Dan­ny Danon on July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Sebastian Schein­er)

Danon argued it was a mis­take to make the changes to the …