Benjamin Netanyahu dissolves Israeli 6-member war cabinet after Benny Gantz’s exit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently announced the dissolution of his six-member war cabinet.

The announcement comes days after Israeli politician and retired army man Benny Gantz announced his departure last week. It has also come under light that the Netanyahu’s coalition partners have been demanding a new constitution of war cabinet after resignation of Gantz from Netanyahu’s emergency government. It should also be noted that Gantz was the only centrist leader in the war cabinet. Politicians and experts also say that the Prime Minister’s move also comes as protesters against Netanyahu’s government are staging demonstrations, forcing for an election before the first-year anniversary of the October 7 Hamas attack.

Netanyahu had reportedly told his ministers about the discontinuity of the war cabinet as he said that it was no longer needed after receiving Gantz’s resignation a week ago.

It is also predicted that Netanyahu will be holding consultations about the Gaza war with a small group of ministers, which will also include presence of defence minister, Yoav Gallant, and the strategic affairs minister, Ron Dermer as they were also a part of the war cabinet.
The dissolution of the war cabinet will most likely not have any meaningful impact on the conflict as after the dissolve, the decision-making will be forwarded to the security cabinet.

Why was the War Cabinet formed?

After the early days Hamas attack, the War Cabinet was formed when Gantz had joined the coalition for showing unity towards the October 7 Hamas attack. The War cabinet was made up of three members — Gantz, Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

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