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Defense Ministry director-general says he will resign post

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Amir Eshel (Defense Ministry)
Amir Eshel (Defense Ministry)

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.

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