Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sets up emergency unity government with Benny Gantz

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has announced an emergency wartime government with former defence minister Benny Gantz.

Netanyahu, Gantz and Yoav Gallant, the defence minister, are forming a “war cabinet”.

Israel said 1,200 people had been killed and more than 2,700 injured as bodies were still being recovered from towns and communities near the Gaza border. Israel believes Hamas is holding about 150 Israeli hostages inside Gaza.


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