Fired but yet-to-be-ousted Gallant holds security meeting with Netanyahu

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

File: Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, left, speaks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a vote in the Knesset plenum in Jerusalem, February 15, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
File: Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, left, speaks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a vote in the Knesset plenum in Jerusalem, February 15, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Despite being ousted from his position, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is currently holding a security meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu on Sunday said Gallant would be fired as defense minister, although he has yet to deliver him a formal letter notifying him of the dismissal.

Political correspondents for Hebrew-language media outlets say Gallant has now begun a scheduled meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss security matters.

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