Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Middle East

Israeli war cabinet minister resigns

Israel’s centrist War Cabinet Minister, Benny Gantz, announced his resignation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s emergency government and called for new elections.

In response, Netanyahu released a statement saying that “Israel is in an existential war on several fronts.
“Benny, this is not the time to abandon the campaign.”

In a televised press conference, Gantz accused Netanyahu of prioritising his political survival over a ceasefire deal that would secure the release of about 100 hostages held in Gaza.

“Unfortunately, Netanyahu is preventing us from advancing toward the real victory,” said Gantz.

“Strategic decisions are met with hesitation due to political considerations.”
Echoing increasing public protest against Netanyahu’s government, Gantz called for a new round of elections in the fall.

He urged Netanyahu to set an agreed date to hold them.

“Don’t let our people to be torn apart,” he said.

Gantz’s decision to withdraw his centrist party from Netanyahu’s far-right coalition left it with extremist ministers, including Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, who advocate for reoccupying the Gaza Strip and expanding Israeli settlements there.

Gantz’s resignation followed a May ultimatum he issued to the right-wing prime minister, demanding that Netanyahu develop a clear post-conflict strategy for Gaza, where Israel has been conducting a fatal assault, and agree to a hostage-ceasefire agreement.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Africa

Mali is among the countries currently suffering extreme heat with some areas hit by a temperature of 48,5°C, has recorded more than 100 deaths,...

Africa

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), energy giant, has decided to sell its Nigerian onshore oil and gas assets to Renaissance Oil, an indigenous company...

Africa

The leader of the coalition group of all ‘jihadist’ groups taking shelter in their hideouts along the Saharan countries ‘Jama’at Nusratil islam Wal Muslimeen’...

Africa

Photo: Nigeria’s first private and Africa’s largest petroleum refinery begins production and expected to save Nigeria from dependence on imports. Photo from Dangote Group...