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Gantz surprised by decision to dissolve Knesset, says it’s a ‘shame’

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says it is a “shame that the country needs to be dragged to elections,” as a Blue and White source tells The Times of Israel that Gantz did not know about the final decision before it was made.

Gantz adds that he is not “judging” the decision, saying that the government will continue functioning “as much as possible” in an interim capacity.

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