Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers and lawmakers on Sunday to avoid getting into personal arguments, including criticizing security forces.
“Be careful with your words, in particular during a time of war.”
According to the Times of Israel, the prime minister said that the war cabinet is acting “quickly but not recklessly” in its decisions about fighting and added that the focus remains on both the southern and northern fronts.
Netanyahu discussed ongoing efforts to secure the release of hostages in Gaza through military operations.
“We are continuing now to speak with our enemy about continuing to free hostages — speaking with fire,” he added.
Israel resumed its shelling on the Gaza Strip on Friday following a 7-day humanitarian truce that witnessed an exchange of captives and detainees held by Hamas.