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Gantz condemns Netanyahu’s vaccines-for-diplomacy deals

Defense Minister Benny Gantz condemns Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to give surplus vaccines to the Palestinians and to a handful of foreign countries in exchange for diplomatic perks.

“The fact that Netanyahu is trafficking [in] the vaccines of Israeli citizens, which were paid for with their tax money, without accountability, shows that he thinks he’s running a monarchy, not a state,” tweets Gantz.

“Such a process requires discussion and approval. Only a security, diplomatic, or urgent medical need could justify such a process and Netanyahu must present this to the public or at the very least have it approved by the relevant forums,” adds Gantz.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Yonatan Sindel, David Cohen/Flash90)
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