Gallant: Fired but Not Fired…Due to Security Concerns

Sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, that there was no decision on whether to continue with the dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Galant, which Netanyahu announced last week, citing security concerns.

The ouster of Gallant last Sunday came after he warned of the danger to Israel’s security if the judicial overhaul would continue. It caused mass demonstrations, and ultimately resulted in the prime minister’s decision to halt legislation and allow for negotiations to reach a broad agreement.

However, the photo here shows Gallant and Netanyahu sitting together at an IDF ceremony just hours after Netanyahu said firing Gallant is on hold due to security challenges. The WhatsAPP group JewishNews24 is reporting that Prime Minister Netanyahu has reversed course and will for the time being keep Gallant in his post.

Gallant dismissal on hold as Netanyahu allies cite security concerns, by Itamar Eichner, Moran Azulay/, April 3, 2023

Putting beef to side, Netanyahu and Gallant talk up army unity in joint appearances, by Joshua Davidovich/Times of Israel, April 3, 2023



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