Jerusalem: Disagreements have emerged between the Israeli Prime Minister and the military.
According to Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leadership of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are facing a crisis of confidence. The strained relations with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant have caused fluctuations in the context of the Israeli army’s ground operation in Gaza.
A report published by the news indicates that in the government at least three ministers are contemplating giving resignation to potentially hold Benjamin Netanyahu accountable for the security failures. The discord is not limited to Netanyahu and the military; it is, in fact, a crisis of trust within the government.
The report further mentions that 75% of Israelis hold Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for the failure to protect the communities around the Gaza Strip, which were targeted by Palestinian resistance forces during Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.
The newspaper reveals that sharp differences exist between Netanyahu and the top officials of the military on issues related to authorization, projects, and decisions.
The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth’s report attributes information from Israeli political and military sources, stating that Netanyahu is dissatisfied with the high-ranking military officials. He allegedly does not tolerate the opinions and analysis put forth by military leaders and displays reluctance in implementing plans.
The report specifies that an IDF spokesperson announced their anticipation of political leadership approval for ground operations.