The Israeli media, in its ongoing discussions of the war, focused on… Gaza– On the performance of the Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuAnd his attempts to thwart the exchange of prisoners and detainees with the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip and postpone judicial investigations on the grounds that they harm military performance.
Reserve Major General Nimrod Shabir – a former Chief of Staff of the Air Force – said that Netanyahu wants as much as possible to delay the deal to release detainees held by the Palestinian resistance, and that indications show that he does not want the war to end.
He added – in a discussion on Channel 13 – that Netanyahu, because of his political situation, is “very afraid that this war will end,” and said that he (Netanyahu) is thwarting deals regarding the release of detainees.
For his part, Michael Shemesh, political affairs correspondent for Kan 11, accused Netanyahu of trying to postpone the investigation of State Comptroller Netanyahu Engelman into the issue of the war on Gaza, under the pretext of harming the war effort.
The reporter said that Netanyahu sent Government Secretary Yossi Fuchs to meet with the State Comptroller, asking him to postpone the investigation into the war case, and to postpone the investigation, whether related to the Prime Minister’s Office or other security agencies.
Nir Devori, military affairs correspondent for Channel 13, revealed that the State Comptroller sent a response letter to Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy, which stated, “All senior officials and relevant government bodies are subject to oversight, and there is no intention to obstruct the army’s war effort.”
He also said that the State Comptroller recently sent an exceptional letter to the Prime Minister's Office warning that they, along with the National Security Council, would be subject to investigation, and that they must keep all relevant recordings.
The State Comptroller General requested that records be submitted of all meetings held during the war period and the decisions taken during it, so that they could be examined.
The Chief of Staff criticized the State Comptroller's intention to investigate the army's performance during and before the war on Gaza.