Amir Eshel, the Defense Ministry director-general, has notified Defense Minister Benny Gantz that he plans to resign from the role.
According to a statement from the ministry, Eshel says he will remain as the director-general as long as necessary.
Following last week’s election, Gantz is to be replaced by a new defense minister picked by Benjamin Netanyahu.
Eshel entered the role shortly after Gantz took over the Defense Ministry in May 2020.
Gantz thanks Eshel for his past two and a half years as director general in remarks provided by the ministry.
“I am sure that Israel will continue to benefit from his unique abilities and experience,” Gantz says.