Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli Prime Minister, reportedly told relatives of the hostages that the army command was plotting a military coup to remove her husband, Benjamin Netanyahu, from office. These claims were allegedly conveyed to senior officers, according to Haaretz on Tuesday, June 25.

During a meeting last week with representatives of several hostages' families, Sara Netanyahu repeatedly expressed distrust in the Israel Defense Forces command.

Representatives for the Prime Minister dismissed these reports as a "false leak," stating that the "constant leaks about Mrs. Netanyahu are unfounded and unfair."