Ben Gvir demands Netanyahu convene security cabinet meeting

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir (left) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet with the troops who participated in a hostage rescue operation in Gaza, February 12, 2024. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir (left) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet with the troops who participated in a hostage rescue operation in Gaza, February 12, 2024. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir demands that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convene a meeting of the security cabinet tonight, accusing him of deliberately freezing out the wider body in favor of the narrow war cabinet.

In a letter to Netanyahu, the far-right politician says that the prime minister has been managing the war “in an unknown manner, through narrow forums… all for the purpose of sole control over decisions and avoiding discussions of other positions which would challenge the old conceptions.”

Ben Gvir says that despite the exit of Benny Gantz from the government as well as the three-member war cabinet, Netanyahu continues to conduct affairs while ignoring the other ministers in his government.

“Mr. Prime Minister, the ministers of the cabinet are not a decoration. Your partners in the government are not air. The situation in the north is unbearable. And the exclusion of ministers and the cabinet from every discussion on the topic is unacceptable,” he adds.

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