Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, October 4, 2021
Gantz vows to lay hands on those behind Cyprus attempted hit
Defense Minister Benny Gantz says at the outset of his Blue and White faction meeting in the Knesset that Israel will “lay its hands” on the perpetrators of the alleged Iranian assassination attempt against Israeli businesspeople in Cyprus.
“We will lay our hands on anyone who tried to harm us. We will act to prevent such incidents,” Gantz says.
He adds that the government “must pass a law limiting a prime minister’s time in office to just two terms,” referring to a legislative proposal seen as directed against former premier Benjamin Netanyahu.
Gantz also expresses confidence that the coalition will pass the state budget, denying opposition claims that he is in talks to potentially join a government with Netanyahu’s Likud party.