Gideon Sa'ar, the leader of New Hope (Tikva Hadasha HaYamin HaMamlakhti), announced at his faction's inaugural meeting after splitting from Mahane Mamlakhti that they will withdraw from the government if its members aren't included in the restricted military cabinet within two days.

Sa'ar also conveyed appreciation for the IDF's efforts but emphasized the need for swifter action and increased pressure on Hamas.