Members of Israel's war cabinet reveal differences of opinion on Gaza

A key member of the Israeli war cabinet has urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to create a plan for governing the Gaza Strip in the future, as the country's prolonged military operations against Hamas continue.

The move follows a demand made by another war cabinet member to clearly state that Israel will not rule the enclave, revealing differences of opinion within the cabinet.

Israel's military operation aims to vanquish Hamas' effective control of Gaza, but Netanyahu has not disclosed a clear plan as to how to govern the region.

Former Defense Minister Benny Gantz, a member of the opposition party, held a news conference on Saturday. He demanded that Netanyahu create a plan about the governance of Gaza in the future.

Gantz suggested he may leave the war cabinet, if such a plan is not formulated by June 8.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant told reporters on Wednesday that local and non-hostile Palestinians should rule the Gaza Strip, and demanded that Netanyahu clearly state that Israel will not rule Gaza.

Differences of opinion between Netanyahu and the two cabinet members had been previously reported. The differences within the war cabinet are surfacing as fighting continues.