Netanyahu: Shameful of Gantz to use IDF as political battering ram

Netanyahu comments on Gantz’s decision to launch a probe into Israel’s controversial purchase of German submarines under the prime minister.

“It’s shameful that Gantz is using the IDF as a political battering ram,” he says.

Likud in a statement says “all enforcement officials have stated time and again that Prime Minister Netanyahu had no connection to the affair.”

It claims the defense minister’s committee is biased and will arrive at “predetermined conclusions.”

An Israeli submarine sails during Independence Day celebrations marking 70 years since the founding of the state in 1948, in Tel Aviv, April 19, 2018. (AP/Ariel Schalit)