As the aggression against Gaza entered its 100th day, disagreements increased within the Israeli government that he heads. Benjamin Netanyahu Meanwhile, the voices calling for him to step down began to grow louder.
Lieberman indicated that the Minister of Defense had resigned Yoav Galant Regarding the war government, it is considered a low level that the government has never reached before.
Lieberman was referring to Gallant leaving the war cabinet meeting due to his office director being prevented from attending, amid increasing tension within the council.
Gallant's position coincided with increasing tensions and disagreements within the War Council, and Israeli Channel 13 reported that Gallant asked Netanyahu not to “disrupt” his work within the government.
During recent months, the Israeli media has repeatedly touched on ongoing disagreements between Gallant and Netanyahu, related to how to manage the aggression against Gaza stripand after the war, in addition to Netanyahu’s repeated attempts to hold the army responsible for the war on Gaza.
Netanyahu's problems did not stop with his dispute with his Minister of Defense, as he participated in a remarkable scene Benny Gantzhead of the State Camp Party and a member of the War Council, in a demonstration yesterday evening, Saturday, in the center Tel Avivto demand the return of Israeli prisoners from the Gaza Strip.
Gantz is considered the most prominent man in Netanyahu's government and constitutes a guarantee for the government's survival, as he allied with Netanyahu after the battle. Al-Aqsa floodHe rejected the demands of many Israeli politicians to resign to bring down Netanyahu and his government.
An opinion poll conducted by the Israeli newspaper Maariv showed that 29% of Israelis believe that Netanyahu is most suitable to head the Israeli government.
Maariv indicated in its poll last Friday that 42% of Israelis said that Gantz is most suitable for the position.
These tensions in the government coincide with what is happening in different areas of Tel AvivJerusalem There were demonstrations in Haifa demanding that the Israeli government conclude a deal to release prisoners held by the resistance in Gaza.
These demonstrations are part of ongoing activities since yesterday evening, Saturday, coinciding with the 100th day of the war.
Netanyahu continues the war
But Netanyahu, whose political future depends on the outcome of the war, has shown indifference to growing calls for an end to the fighting.
Yesterday, he said in a press conference coinciding with the 100th day of the war, “We will continue the war until the end… until complete victory.”
He added at the conference that “no one can prevent Israel from fighting until victory in Gaza, whether it is The Hague or what he called the axis of evil.”
This position of Netanyahu is disturbing the US President's administration joe biden Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that those close to Biden believe that Netanyahu is prolonging the war in Gaza for political and personal reasons.
Accordingly, the American website Axios reported that Biden hung up the phone on Netanyahu the last time he spoke to him on December 23, despite the unlimited military and political support that Washington provided to Tel Aviv and continues to provide in its aggression against Gaza.
While the Israeli “Wala” website quoted American officials as saying that the visit of the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Recent arrivals to Israel have exacerbated frustration within White House And the US State Department, where Blinken explained to Netanyahu and the War Cabinet that Israel’s plan for the next day is a dream that cannot be achieved.
In this context, the Israeli President pointed out Isaac Herzog He pointed out that the present time is the most appropriate to hold responsible discussions to preserve the “unity of the country,” adding that any return to polarization will endanger the security of Israel and the lives of its citizens.
Herzog indicated, in statements he made to the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation, that the war broke out at a time when Israel was experiencing a state of polarization unprecedented in its history, noting that the Israelis nevertheless chose unity immediately, according to his claim.
As the aggression on Gaza entered its 100th day, an opinion poll revealed that 53% of Israelis believe that Tel Aviv did not win the war, while 30% said that Israel lost the war, while 8% confirmed that Israel suffered a crushing defeat.