Gantz says courts will remain open as Netanyahu seeks to delay trial

Acting Justice Minister Benny Gantz says he’ll ensure the courts remain open during the upcoming lockdown.

His comments come as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks a monthlong delay in his criminal trial.

“Netanyahu, don’t worry. The courts will remain open, it’s on me,” tweets Gantz sardonically.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz (L) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset plenum on August 24, 2020. (Knesset Spokesperson’s Office)