On Sunday, April 21, Chief of the IDF General Staff Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi approved a plan to continue military operations in the southern military district.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit reported that Major General Yaron Finkelman, commander of the southern military district, along with other officers, participated in the meeting.

Later that evening, Benjamin Netanyahu convened a meeting of the "narrow" cabinet to discuss the ongoing conflict.

According to Kan-11, the focus of the meeting is the release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip by increasing military pressure on Hamas.